Bayer Fund Teams with Missouri Farmers to Direct Funds to Local Nonprofits, Schools and Ag Program

Today the Bayer Fund announced the kickoff of the 2022 America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which has been revamped to make it even easier for Missouri farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. From August 2 to November 1, eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization, school STEM program or youth agriculture program. This year, Bayer Fund doubled the individual donations to $5,000, up from $2,500 in previous years.

America’s Farmers initiatives have awarded more than $60 million to thousands of schools and nonprofit organizations. Since the creation of Grow Communities in 2010, farmers have played a key role in directing funds to programs and organizations that contribute to their communities’ health and vibrancy, such as food banks, schools and agriculture programs. In Missouri alone, farmers have directed more than $2.1 million in Grow Communities funds to local nonprofits.

Farmers are eligible to enroll in Grow Communities if they are 21 years of age or older and are actively engaged in farming at least 250 acres of any crop.

For this reason, Bayer Fund is excited to continue the Grow Communities tradition.”

To enroll or learn more about Grow Communities, including program eligibility and rules, farmers can visit or call 1-877-267-3332 toll-free. Winners will be announced January 2021 About America’s Farmers .America’s Farmers, sponsored by Bayer Fund, is focused on strengthening rural America through community outreach programs that partner with farmers to make an impact in communities where farmers live and work. The programs have given more than $60 million to rural America since 2010. In Missouri, Grow Communities has distributed more than $2.1 million to organizations that make a positive impact across their community. Now until November 1, Missouri farmers can enroll for the chance to win a $5,000 donation to direct to an area nonprofit, school or youth Ag organization.  Winners will be announced in January 2022. Farmers can enter for a chance to win online at or by calling 1-877-267-3332 toll-free.




About Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.


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