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Basic Organization Information

NEW APPLICANTS: Please COMPLETE all of the information below.

RETURNING APPLICANTS: Please REVIEW and UPDATE if necessary.

*Legal Name
(Text)(255 character maximum)
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  • Also Known As (AKA) Name
    (Text)(255 character maximum)
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  • (Optional)
  • Address
    (Text)(100 character maximum)
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  • City
    (Text)(50 character maximum)
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  • State
    (Single-Select List)
    • (Not Applicable)
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • American Samoa
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Armed Forces Africa/Canada/Europe/Middle East
    • Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)
    • Armed Forces Pacific
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Guam
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Marshall Islands
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Palau
    • Pennsylvania
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virgin Islands
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
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  • Zip/Postal Code
    (Text)(20 character maximum)
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  • *Telephone
    (Text)(30 character maximum)
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  • *E-mail Address
    (Text)(100 character maximum)
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  • Website Address (Optional)
    (Text)(100 character maximum)
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    *Year Organization was Established
    (Text)(15 character maximum)
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  • All organizations requesting funding must have been operating for a minimum of 2 years.
  • *Organization’s Mission
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • Describe your organization's mission. 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • Organization's Brief History (Optional)
    (Paragraph)(1000 character maximum)
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  • Describe your organization's brief history. 1000 character maximum (roughly 250 words).
  • Organization’s Major Accomplishments (Optional)
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • Describe your organization's major accomplishments. 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • *Current Major Programs and Activities
    (Long Paragraph)(4000 character maximum)
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  • Please list your organization's current major programs and activities. 4000 character maximum (roughly 1000 words).
  • *Volunteer Opportunities
    (Yes/No)
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  • Does your organization have volunteer opportunities that support this request?
  • If "Yes", please describe the volunteer opportunity, including the type of volunteer activity and potential number of volunteers needed.
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • Understanding the ways your organization engages volunteers helps us to connect our employees to volunteer opportunities. 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • Select the appropriate volunteer opportunity
    (Multi-Select List)
    • Special event volunteer opportunities
    • Volunteers to mentor/work with youth
    • In-office, skill-based volunteer opportunities
    • Team-based volunteer opportunities
    • Other
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    Other Volunteer Opportunity
    (Text)(500 character maximum)
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    *Current Connection to Monsanto
    (Yes/No)
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  • Are there Monsanto employees who currently serve on the organization's board, as part of a committee, or in another capacity?
  • If yes, please provide their full names.
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • *Board of Directors
    (User-Defined List)
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  • Please list your current board of directors including names, titles, and where they work, if applicable.
  • *Executive Team
    (User-Defined List)
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  • Please list the current executive team of your organization including names and titles.
  • Contact Information
    Please provide at least one contact person from your organization to serve as the primary contact for this grant application. This contact should be you or a member of your Organization. Create a new contact person and/or select (match) at least one contact person from your organization for this grant application.
    *First Name
    (Text)(40 character maximum)
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  • *Last Name
    (Text)(40 character maximum)
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  • Current Role
    (Text)(500 character maximum)
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  • (e.g. Mr., Mrs., Miss, Dr, etc.)
  • Address
    (Text)(100 character maximum)
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  • City
    (Text)(50 character maximum)
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  • State
    (Single-Select List)
    • (Not Applicable)
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • American Samoa
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Armed Forces Africa/Canada/Europe/Middle East
    • Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)
    • Armed Forces Pacific
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Guam
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Marshall Islands
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Palau
    • Pennsylvania
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virgin Islands
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
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  • Zip/Postal Code
    (Text)(20 character maximum)
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  • *Telephone
    (Text)(30 character maximum)
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  • *E-mail Address
    (Text)(100 character maximum)
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  • Organizational Details
    *Does your organization comply with the Monsanto Fund Non-discrimination policy?
    (Single-Select List)
    • Yes
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  • Any organization or program that receives funding from the Monsanto Fund in the United States of America must be in compliance with the Monsanto Fund Non-Discrimination. Please click here to download and read the Monsanto Fund Non-Discrimination policy. If you do not agree or are not in compliance, you are not eligible for a Monsanto Fund Grant
  • Organization Budget and Financials


    (No input required)
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    Total Organizational Operating Budget (Optional)
    (Number)(15 character maximum)
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  • Enter Current Year Operating Budget (which does not include capital expenses) in the field below.
  • *Prior Year Budget
    (Currency)(20 character maximum)
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  • Enter Prior Year Operating Budget (which does not include capital expenses) in the field below.
  • *Does your organization have audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year?
    (Yes/No)
    Instructions:
  • Please note, if you are requesting more than $10,000, audited financial statements are required.
  • You have answered No. Because you do not have audited financials, the maximum grant that you can apply for is $10,000.
    (No input required)
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    Current Operating Budget
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
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  • Please upload a summary of your organization's current operating budget, including both expenses and sources of revenue.
  • Audited Financial Statements
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
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  • Please upload your organization's most recent audited financial statements. The audit must have been completed within the last 12 months.
  • Monsanto Supporter Information


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    *Monsanto Site Manager First Name
    (Text)(500 character maximum)
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    *Monsanto Site Manager Last Name
    (Text)(500 character maximum)
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    *Which Monsanto Community does/will your program serve?
    (Single-Select List)
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Puerto Rico
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Washington
    • Wisconsin
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    Alabama Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Loxley
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    Arkansas Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Stuttgart
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    Arizona Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Casa Grande
    • Eloy
    • Marana, AZ
    • Yuma "inactive as of Aug2016"
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    California Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Arroyo Grande
    • Davis
    • LaJolla
    • Oxnard
    • Salinas
    • San Francisco
    • San Juan Bautista
    • Williams
    • Woodland
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    Connecticut Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Mystic (closed 2016)
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    Florida Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Felda
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    Georgia Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Leesburg "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
    • Tifton (closed 2016)
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    Hawaii Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Haleiwa-Oahu
    • Kaunakakai-Molokai
    • Kihei-Maui
    • Kunia, Oahu
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    Iowa Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Ames
    • Ankeny
    • Beaman
    • Boone
    • Clarion
    • Grinnell
    • Huxley
    • Independence
    • Muscatine
    • Spencer "inactive as of 12-21-2015"
    • Storm Lake
    • Williamsburg
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    Idaho Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Filer
    • Nampa
    • Payette
    • Soda Springs
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    Illinois Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Ashton
    • Bloomington
    • Centralia
    • Chicago
    • Farmer City
    • Illiopolis
    • Jerseyville
    • Mason City
    • Monmouth
    • Morton
    • Stonington
    • Thomasboro
    • Tremont "inactive as of 12-21-2015"
    • Waterman
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    Indiana Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Evansville
    • Lebanon
    • Oxford "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
    • Remington
    • Windfall
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    Kansas Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Garden City "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
    • Mt. Hope
    • Paola
    • Wichita
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    Louisiana Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Luling
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    Massachusetts Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Cambridge
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    Michigan Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Constantine
    • Mason
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    Minnesota Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Glyndon
    • Olivia
    • Owatonna
    • Redwood Falls
    • Stanton
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    Missouri Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Marshall
    • Matthews
    • St. Louis
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    Mississippi Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Flora
    • Hollandale
    • Leland "inactive as of Aug2016"
    • Scott
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    North Carolina Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Kannapolis
    • Mt. Olive
    • Research Triangle Park "inactive as of Aug2016"
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    North Dakota Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • West Fargo
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    Nebraska Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Blair "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
    • Gothenburg
    • Kearney
    • Waco
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    Ohio Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Findlay
    • Greenville
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    Puerto Rico Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Isabela
    • Juana Diaz "inactive as of Aug2016"
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    South Carolina Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Hartsville
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    South Dakota Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Harrisburg
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    Tennessee Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Union City
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    Texas Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Aiken "inactive as of Aug2016"
    • Bishop
    • College Station
    • Donna
    • Dumas
    • Hale Center
    • Haskell "inactive as of 2-15-2015"
    • Lockhart
    • Lubbock
    • Taft "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
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    Washington Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Othello
    • Seattle
    • Warden
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    Wisconsin Community
    (Single-Select List)
    • Arlington
    • DeForest
    • Janesville "inactive as of 2-16-2015"
    • Middleton "inactive as of Aug2016"
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    Project Information

    Project Overview


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    *Project / Program Name
    (Text)(255 character maximum)
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  • *Project / Program Start Date
    (Date)
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  • Project Start Date should be no earlier than June 1.
  • *Project / Program End Date
    (Date)
    Instructions:
  • Project End Date should be no more than 12 months from Start Date.
  • *Project Category (Please select 1)
    (Single-Select List)
    • Education - Math and Science
    • Education - General (other than math and science)
    • Libraries
    • Emergency Response
    • Hunger/Nutrition
    • Community Improvement
    Instructions:
  • If your project / program has multiple components that accomplish more than one of these categories, please check the primary category.
  • *Brief Summary of Project / Program
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • In no more than 4 sentences, please briefly describe the project for which you are seeking funding. This summary would be shared publicly should this grant be awarded.
  • *Total Project / Program Cost
    (Currency)(20 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • Please enter the TOTAL cost of the program for which you are seeking support. You will also be asked to upload a detailed project budget.
  • *Requested Grant Amount
    (Currency)(20 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • Please enter the amount of funding you are requesting from the Monsanto Fund. You will be asked to upload a detailed project budget; please ensure that the amount requested is consistent.
  • If you are requesting more than $10,000 your application must include your organization's audited financials.
    (No input required)
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    *Has your organization applied to or received funding from other sources to fund this project?
    (Yes/No)
    Instructions:
    Upload Project/Program Revenue
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
    Instructions:
  • Instructions: Click here to download the project/program revenue template and complete the shaded areas on the cells in the spreadsheet. Please upload your completed file in the following field.

    We have provided a completed revenue template for your information. Please click here to see an example.
  • *Upload Project / Program Expense
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
    Instructions:
  • Please click here to download the Project/Program Expense Template and complete the shaded areas in the cells on the spreadsheet. Please upload your completed file in the following field. We have provided an example of a completed Expense Template for your information.

    Please click here to see an example.
  • *Need for Project / Program
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • Please briefly describe the need for the project, program, equipment, or activity you are proposing. 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • *New or Existing Project / Program for the Organization
    (Single-Select List)
    • Continuation or expansion of existing project / program
    • New project / program
    Instructions:
  • Please select one:
  • New Project / Program Rationale
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If your request is for a new program, please describe the rationale for the new project, if and how it is connected to the organization’s existing programming, and any research that indicates that the proposed project will solve a critical need in the community.2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • Continuation or Expansion
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If your request is for a continuation or expansion of an existing project / program, please describe current successes as well as how you were able to fund the program in the past and why you need funding from the Monsanto Fund at this time. Quantify your results as much as possible. (For example, a literacy program might be able to report that 40% of students who took part in the program were reading at expected levels at the end of a year.)
  • *Does Your Project Require work in the Schools?
    (Yes/No)
    Instructions:
  • All nonprofit organizations that offer student educational enrichment programming or teacher professional development science, math or arts IN SCHOOLS will be required to upload a completed Partnership Agreement between the non-profit and the school. WHEN THE NONPROFIT IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL, the agreement should be with the school district and include a statement as to how this program supports the district’s academic strategy, creates value to the district and how the district plans to hold the organization accountable for the outcomes of the program. WHEN THE NONPROFIT IS AN INDEPENDENT OR CHARTER SCHOOL, the agreement should be with the entity that governs the organization, (for example, the board of directors or other authorizing body) and include a statement as to how the program supports the academic strategy for the school, adds value to the school, and how the entity that governs the organization (e.g. board of directors) plans to hold the organization accountable for the outcomes of the program. ALL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS MUST outline the roles and responsibilities of both parties for implementation and the timeline.
  • If yes, you must upload a current partnership agreement (also known as partnership letter, memorandum of understanding or letter of support).
    (File Upload)File Upload; 524288 byte limit
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  • To see a sample template for a Partnership Letter, click here. You must have a Partnership letter that covers the time period of your project/program.
  • Project Details


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    *Description of Community
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • Describe the community (town, village, or city) in which this program will take place. Please provide information to help us understand the community, including: the size and location of community to be served; demographics of the community; percentage of the population that lives in poverty or are considered to be poor; and average income and any additional information that will assist us in understanding the community.2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • Description of Community (continued)
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If you need extra space to complete question above, please fill in here.2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • *Description of Program Goals, Objectives and Outcomes
    (Paragraph)(400 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • In no more than three sentences, please provide a concise description of the major short term goals and long term outcomes you are pursuing.
  • *Upload File of Project / Program Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
    Instructions:
  • Please click here to download the Program Goals, Objectives and Outcomes file. Follow the "Instructions for Application" which can be found on the template. Enter your information in the first five columns describing your goals, activities, and expected outcomes. Save the file and Upload your completed file in the following field. Please note, you must use this template for consideration by the Monsanto Fund. We have provided an example of a completed form for your information.

    Please click here to see an example.
  • *Project / Program Staff and Management
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • Who will be involved in carrying out the proposed project / program? List the key individuals involved and briefly describe their role. Include a brief summary of the qualifications and responsibilities of key individuals involved. Qualifications should include degrees or highest level of education obtained, number of years experience in the role, or skills, knowledge or unique abilities of the staff person essential to performing the role.
  • *Sustainability
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
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  • How will the project / program be sustained once the grant has ended? Please include in-kind or volunteer support, and any anticipated or current outreach to other funders.2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • *Does your organization share responsibility for implementation of the project with another organization?
    (Yes/No)
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    (No input required)
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  • All nonprofits sharing responsibility for implementation of the project with another organization will be required to upload a completed Partnership Agreement between the non-profit and the other implementing organization which outlines the roles and responsibilities of both parties for implementation and timeline.
  • Key Partner Organizations
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • Please enter any organizations you will partner with related to the requested project grant. 2000 character maximum (roughly 500 words).
  • Letters from Key Partners
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
    Instructions:
  • Upload partnership agreement, and/or Memorandums of Understanding or letters of support from key partners that have not been uploaded in response to a previous question.

    You may upload up to 5 letters of support.

    To see a sample template for a Partnership Letter, click here.

  • Demographics
    *Project / Program Participants
    (Paragraph)(2000 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • Please clearly identify who the project/program is intended to impact.
  • *Estimated Number of People Served
    • Women
    • Men
    • Girls (0-18)
    • Boys (0-18)
    Instructions:
  • Please enter the number of participants based on demographics of individuals expected to be served by the project / program.
  • *Enter the estimated number of Farmers served
    (Number)(15 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If none, enter 0.
  • *How many of the estimated number of people served are low income indivduals? (as defined by your geography)
    (Number)(15 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If none, enter 0.
  • *Race/Ethnicity of Participants Served
    • American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
    • White/Caucasian
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Other
    Instructions:
  • Please enter estimated numbers in the fields to describe the demographics of individuals expected to be served by the project / program.
  • *Free or reduced lunch
    (Number)(15 character maximum)
    Instructions:
  • If applicable, please enter the number of students participating in or impacted by project / program who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

    If none, enter 0.

  • Additional documents related to this application can be uploaded here, but this is not required.
    (File Upload)File Upload; 10485760 byte limit
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