Growing Rural Education: Through the Eyes of the Educators

People use math and science on a daily basis, from managing budgets to cooking in the kitchen. These subjects are also the foundation of innovative technology that leads to products that help feed a growing population and connect the world.  Continue Reading »

Agriculture Education in China: Monsanto China Green Village Project Improves Lives

The Monsanto China Green Village Project is helping to improve lives in the Nanmeng Village, Hebei Province of China. Nearly 700 farmers in the region received high-quality training funded by Monsanto in areas critical to their way of life.  Continue Reading »

Improving Lives. Addressing Root Causes.

The Monsanto Fund released its 2010-2011 Monsanto Fund Report in early November. The report contains several feature stories that showcase how the Monsanto Fund’s contributions have helped to improve lives by bridging the gap between people’s needs and their resources...  Continue Reading »

Using Education and Training to Improve Sanitation Conditions and Lives in North Vietnam

In 2010, the Monsanto Fund paired with RECENFED, the Research Centre for Non-Formal Education, to improve the lives of women in North Vietnam's Hoa Binh province. With their land heavily polluted because of unsafe agricultural practices and...  Continue Reading »

Grant Application Process

Several of our grant applications open in January 2014. Focus areas, application qualifications and application dates vary.
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2010-2011 Fund Report

Monsanto Fund’s contributions have helped to improve lives by bridging the gap between people’s needs and their resources.
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Our Mission

Supporting Communities Around the World

The Monsanto Fund works to substantially and meaningfully improve the lives of people around the world. We're focused on one goal – strengthening both farming communities and the communities where we live and work.

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From the President

"Every Day I Know I'm Making a Difference in Someone's Life"

As president of the Monsanto Fund, Deborah Patterson works every day to ensure we’re making a difference in people’s lives around the world. Building a global philanthropic program that engages our stakeholders, respects cultural differences and improves lives is not easy, but it’s inspiring.

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