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. The application period is now closed and decisions will be communicated in early Spring 2020. The next application cycle opens Jan. 1, 2021.

Read on for more information or check out the recorded webinar for answers to frequently asked questions.

  • 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

2020 Coop Ed Grants

The application closes Feb. 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. CDT.

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By 2020

10,500 students and future ag leaders benefit from the delivery of relevant and innovative programs advancing the ag-based cooperative model. 

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Advancing ag cooperatives by raising awareness of the cooperative business model and highlighting how cooperatives strengthen ag and local communities.

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