CHS is committed to giving back to the communities we live and work in through our Cooperative Giving program. View the categories below to determine which funding opportunity is best for your community group or organization and to apply for the appropriate grant.
Funding is available for groups or organizations that are within or directly surrounding our trade territory. Unfortunately, we are unable to fund political campaigns, fundraisers, lobbying efforts, or groups with religious affiliation at this time.
Agricultural Education: This category funds requests of $100 to $500 for projects that promote agricultural education. FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, agricultural classroom educators and other ag literacy projects would fit well under this category.
Community Funding: This category funds requests of $100 to $1,000 for projects that contribute to our local communities. Community gardens, park upgrades, town festival funding and other community projects would fit well in this category.
Local School Support: This category funds requests of $100 to $500 for projects that support our local schools. Purchasing independent reading materials, art supplies, playground equipment, math tools and other classroom items would fit well under this category.
Safety Support: This category funds requests of $100 to $500 for projects that can be used to support safety initiatives within our communities. Fire departments, police departments, youth safety outreach events and other similar funding projects would fit well within this category.
High School Senior Scholarships: Graduating seniors can apply for one of ten $500 scholarships from your local CHS to support their future academic plans. Application deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020 and requires a 2.0 GPA.
Seeds for Stewardship: A partnership donation program from your local CHS site and CHS Foundation, this program supports local safety, ag education & youth leadership programs with funding of up to $10,000.
Local Donation Request: Looking to fund a project that doesn’t quite fit the above categories because the funding total is under $100? If so, check out our local donation request program.