Grants for projects and education in sustainable agriculture and protection of natural resources
Principal Office: USA
Cargill is a multinational company with businesses in the agriculture, food, industrial, and financial sectors.
Cargill’s corporate responsibility includes grant making in locations where the company has a business presence. Cargill makes grants for projects in food security and nutrition; education; and environmental stewardship.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Grants for food security, education, and environmental stewardship. Cargill provides funding for projects and education to address hunger, nutrition, agricultural productivity, and protection of natural resources.
Cargill makes grants to nonprofit charitable organizations in the USA, and equivalent organizations in other countries. Charitable giving takes place through different channels:
Corporate Giving — Cargill’s corporate grants are to regional, national, and global nonprofit and NGO partners that serve multiple communities where Cargill has a business presence.
Local Community Giving — Cargill’s local grants are administered by Cargill’s local managers or employee groups. Their funding supports local charitable and civic organizations.
Many grants in Corporate Giving are over US$100 thousand, and some are multi-million dollar commitments over several years. Grants are smaller in Local Community Giving.
About the program
APPLICATION: Cargill posts guidelines to describe the aims, eligibility criteria, types of support, and application process for local grants.
Applicants for Local Community Giving should contact their nearest Cargill facility to inquire about local interests and partnerships.
About how to apply (local communities)
(Note: Corporate support to national and global nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations is an invite only process)
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Cargill operates in the developing countries identified below, classified in the geographic framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
East Asia: China
South Asia: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Eurasia and Central Asia: Turkey
Eastern Europe and Russia: Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates
Sub-Saharan Africa: Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia
Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
(Note: Cargill also operates in countries defined as developed countries by the Terra Viva Grants Directory.)
Cargill’s main website is available in English. Cargill’s country websites are in English, local languages, or both.
Cargill offers operational profiles and contact information at the country level. Note: Profiles of countries where Cargill has a substantial presence often include information about the company’s community support (i.e., grants and other).