Friday, May 4, 2018

Dove, Inc., awarded America’s Farmers grow communities donation from local Sullivan/Moultrie county farmer


Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.

Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.


Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to nonprofits across rural America.






April 27, Moultrie County farmer David Smith directed a $2,500 donation to Dove, Inc., as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

As part of their mission Dove will use the funds to serve victims of domestic violence in Moultrie County. "I would like to thank David Smith for choosing Dove to receive this generous donation. Dove works for justice, equality and understanding among all people." "This donation will allow us to continue this important work with victims and their children" said, Mary Hughes, Dove Inc., Moultrie County Coordinator.

Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.

"Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact," said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. "We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive."


To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.


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