CHS is a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, we’re committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping our owners and customers grow their businesses.
CHS offers a breadth of products and services to support our owners and customers every step of the way. Our practical solutions, local expertise and global connections give our farmer-owners and local cooperatives competitive advantages to reach their goals.
CHS is committed to making a meaningful impact in agriculture and rural America. Through our stewardship initiatives, we invest in programs that develop new generations of ag leaders, promote ag safety and strengthen hometown communities.
Cooperatives are owned and governed by members who use its products, supplies, or services and operate in many sectors of the economy. In a cooperative system, people come together to scale buying power, gain access to goods and services and create economic opportunity.
At CHS, our teams work together to provide the products, services and expertise farmers and cooperatives need to feed a growing population. As a CHS employee, you help empower agriculture by creating connections that bring shared success.
CHS Stewardship is committed to making a meaningful difference in rural America by supporting projects that have a strong tie to agriculture and align with one of our key focus areas. Read on to learn about CHS Foundation and CHS Community Giving priorities or apply now.
Ag Safety: National or state level ag education and rural youth leadership requests will be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now. New applicants will need to create an ID before filling out the application.
Backyard Giving Grants: Organizations in the Twin Cities can apply for up to $5,000 to educate the next generation about agriculture, provide basic needs services or bring the community together to further strengthen the Twin Cities.
○ Applications are accepted from May 15 to July 15 and Nov. 1 to Jan. 1
○ In order to provide equitable support to the Twin Cities, organizations selected will only be eligible to receive funding every two years. For instance, if an organization received an award during the 2020 Spring application period, they would not be eligible to receive another award until the 2022 Spring Application period.
The CHS Seeds for Stewardship program matches cooperative contributions up to $5,000 to support projects in rural communities. Applications are accepted Dec. 1 – Feb. 1 and May 1 – July 1. Click here for additional guidelines and application criteria.
CHS supports national- or state-level requests within the main CHS trade area. (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
Projects on the local level will be accepted through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship cooperative matching grants program.
The CHS Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of ag leaders through college scholarships and grants that support cooperative education and national- and state-level youth leadership programs.
Have questions about the programs we support or how to apply for funding?
CHS is committed to making a meaningful difference in lives and communities and drive value on behalf of CHS and our owners through the work of CHS Stewardship. The CHS Stewardship Report highlights the ways in which we strengthen our hometown communities and develop a new generation of ag leaders.