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Syngenta grants available for agriculture and science education, and hunger relief

08.22.17

  • Syngenta offers grants to community organizations in North Carolina, Minnesota and Louisiana
  • Applications available online
  • Deadline to submit applications: Sept. 29, 2017
GREENSBORO, N.C., USA — Nonprofits with projects that promote agricultural and science education or help relieve hunger are eligible for grants of up to $10,000 through the Syngenta Community Grant Program. Created in 2002, the program supports charitable organizations, schools and government agencies. Grants are available in areas near Syngenta’s four largest U.S. sites:
  • Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • St. Gabriel, Louisiana
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Through its Community Grant Program, Syngenta focuses corporate giving on local initiatives that support important community needs, including: agriculture and/or STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) education; hunger relief; and water and land conservation. The program empowers Syngenta employees to select and distribute funds to local nonprofit organizations.

The program also supports The Good Growth Plan, Syngenta’s strategy to help sustainably address the global food security challenge by 2020. The Syngenta  Community Grant Program is a way to bring The Good Growth Plan to life, by recognizing and supporting local organizations that share Syngenta’s passion for sustainably feeding a hungry world.

Applications for the Syngenta Community Grant Program are being accepted through Sept. 29, 2017, for the 2018 grant year. All applications are reviewed by a Syngenta employee team, which selects recipients based on innovative approaches and solutions, long-term impact and the most efficient use of funds. Those interested can find more information as well as the 2018 application here.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS

Media Contacts:
In North Carolina and Louisiana
Ann Bryan (336) 632-2486
ann.bryan@syngenta.com

In Minnesota
Pam Molitor
(612) 656-8146
pam.molitor@syngenta.com

Web Resources:
Know More, Grow More
Syngenta Newsroom
Syngenta U.S.
Thrive

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