Stewardship

Stewardship

Through our stewardship initiatives, we extend positive impact of the cooperative system to help agriculture and hometown communities thrive. These initiatives are key to one fundamental in our sustainability efforts: Community well-being.

Building a brighter future

CHS Stewardship includes the CHS Foundation and CHS Community Giving. Through these funding arms, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders and strengthen rural communities.

Learn about our 2020 accomplishments by reading our 2020 Stewardship Report.

CHS Community Giving

CHS Community Giving provides funding for safety training, supports cooperatives with matching grants, and encourages employees to share their time and resources. CHS Community Giving will invest $5.3 million by 2023 to strengthen hometown communities.

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CHS Foundation

The CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing the next generation of ag leaders through cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs. The CHS Foundation will invest $11.5 million by 2023 to ignite innovation in agricultural education.

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CHS contributes $50,000 to support improved internet connectivity and digital inclusion

CHS is joining 19 organizations to launch the American Connection Corps, a program connecting young leaders to their hometowns and empowering them to become a new class of community leaders focused on internet connectivity in rural areas. 

CHS partners with AgriSafe to support rural health initiatives

CHS Community Giving recently awarded $105,000 to AgriSafe to support mental health training,​safety training for young producers and continuing education for rural nurses.

Have questions about the programs we support or how to apply for funding?

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CHS Community Giving

We strive to make a meaningful impact in our local communities.

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CHS Foundation

The CHS Foundation is dedicated to developing the next generation of ag leaders.

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Giving guidelines

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our grant programs.

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Rural Health

The health and well-being of farmers and ranchers and their families is important to CHS.

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Ag health and safety

We support local, state and national ag health and safety programs.

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Seeds for Stewardship

Cooperatives: Apply for matching grants to increase your project’s impact.

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