Bayer Fund (formerly Monsanto Fund) works to substantially and meaningfully improve people’s lives by being an innovative philanthropic leader, providing sustainable assistance to communities in need. Bayer Fund was established as Monsanto Fund in 1964.
As science evolves, so does Bayer Fund's efforts to improve people’s lives by providing resources to meet their needs.
Bayer Fund strengthens the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work. Their primary focus is to address families in under resourced areas within the communities served, with an emphasis on children.
Food & Nutrition
They support high-quality food & nutrition programs that address malnutrition by helping to ensure access and use of nutritious food. The portfolio includes high-impact programs/projects using a comprehensive, sustainable approach to increase access and use of nutritious foods, striving towards long-term behavior change to address under-nutrition and hunger.
The food & nutrition programs they support target under-served communities, rural communities, and families with children under the age of five.
Malnutrition – Undernourishment Portfolio Solutions - Invitation Only
Comprehensive approach that results in long-term behavior change towards healthy eating and nutrition.
Malnutrition – Hunger Alleviation - All Eligible Geographies
Provides access to nutritious food to address hunger.
They support high-quality educational programs by nonprofit organizations that enable access to knowledge and empower students and teachers in communities around the world, with a focus on furthering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education. This includes, but is not limited to, in-school programs, farmer-training programs, and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs.
The educational programs they support target grades K-12 and under-served students, and take place during the school day.
Youth Education - All Eligible Geographies
Formal education provided by academic institutions that focuses on the core academic skills of literacy, math, and science
Programs within the formal education system or offered by outside agencies, which provide instructional services or other activities that seek to improve academic performance, assist students to succeed in their studies, or enhance their learning experience
STEM Education - All Eligible Geographies (where applicable)
Programs designed to emphasize science, math, and technical education and skills at every level of K-12 schooling and training
The community development programs they support target grades K-12, under-served students, and under-resourced communities.
Performing Arts - St. Louis, Missouri. U.S.
Programs that support education of young and emerging artists or provide access to live productions of dance, theater, and/or music events
Youth Development - All Eligible Geographies
Programs that take place outside of the regular school day which provide a young person with opportunities to enhance their skills and interests through exposure to STEM or agriculture
Public Safety - International and U.S. sites
Projects in rural and under-resourced areas needing sanitation, access to clean water, public safety, and various other local needs
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