The CHS Foundation supports cooperative education projects that develop and enhance understanding of the ag cooperative business model through education, professional development and practical experience. Applications are accepted Jan. 1 to Feb. 15 each year. 

Check out the recorded webinar and program guidelines below for additional information.

  • New, innovative approaches and incorporation of technology
  • Programs with strong success and/or increase in growth or demand
  • Funding must be used to support program-related costs
  • Programs targeted at middle school, high school or college-age students and young producers
  • Program goals must be clearly stated with measurable outcomes
  • Clearly identified strategies for engagement with key audiences
  • Programs with a national reach or state approach 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)

  • Multi-year funding
  • Legislative activities, conventions or organization annual meetings
  • Documentaries, book, newspaper or periodicals
  • Indirect costs such as, but not limited to: office equipment, non-educational materials, staffing or accounting functions
  • Projects outside the main CHS trade area

  • Only two camp programs per state will be considered
  • A maximum of 20 percent of budget up to $100,000 per camp

2021 Coop Ed Grants

The application is now closed.


students educated about co-ops

2023 Goal: 12,000

My Local Cooperative

A classroom curriculum used by ag teachers to help students understand cooperatives with instructional modules on the cooperative business model, co-op careers and a classroom.

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