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Developing future ag leaders

Funded by charitable gifts from CHS since 1947, the CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing a new generation of ag leaders for lifelong success. Through cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs, the CHS Foundation is helping build a strong agriculture talent pipeline for the future.

Celebrating 75 years of making growth happen

In 75 years, the CHS Foundation has contributed nearly $84 million to develop the next generation of ag leaders for life. Throughout the years, it’s the people — the growers, teachers, dreamers, doers, partners, mentors and more — who have transformed these contributions into life-changing impact for young leaders in agriculture. We’re proud to lift up the people who put these contributions to work — the people who respect the work of past generations, celebrate the successes of this generation and build a brighter tomorrow for the next generation. The last 75 years of giving would be nothing without them, and together the next 75 years will be just as bright.

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University funding
The CHS Foundation provides funding for projects at two- and four-year colleges and universities. 
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Scholarships
More than 225 scholarships awarded to college students studying agriculture
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Ag leadership
Learn about the ag leadership programs we support to build a strong talent pipeline.
Questions about our grant programs?
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$75,000 in grants to support ag-focused projects available for teachers
CHS Foundation to award $75,000 to teachers for ag-focused projects.
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CHS Foundation partners with 4-H to create positive community change

The CHS Foundation has committed $1 million to the National 4-H Council to support the 4-H True Leaders in Equity and What I Wish People Knew programs.

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New video kicks off CHS Foundation’s 75th anniversary
The CHS Foundation celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new video showcasing the people who have made a life-changing impact for youth in agriculture.
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CHS Community Giving
Learn about the ways we strengthen hometown communities by support of cooperative matching grants, safety projects and employee volunteerism.
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Funded by gifts from CHS Inc
Learn about how our energy, agronomy, grains and food cooperative creates connections to empower agriculture.