Work with the AGCO Agriculture Foundation to fight hunger, transform our food systems, build capacity and promote sustainable-inclusive solutions for farmers through sustainable, inclusive, resilience impact-driven and farmers-focused agricultural projects around quality agricultural education
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (“The Foundation”) through its grant application platform, Benevity, is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations and public universities/educational institutions around the world. The focus of CAG is on our “Pillar two: Agricultural Education and Innovation.”
This Call for Grant Applications (CAG) is an open call to non-profits and public universities/educational institutions with innovative solutions targeted at increasing the capacity of farmers, farming communities, young people and/or women, and facilitates access to the tools, training, activities, and support they need to continuously improve their practices, build resiliency and improve their profitability and contribute to a food-secure world.
The project submitted under this pillar two must target at least one of following
- Farmers (small-scale and emerging farmers).
- Farmer cooperations and associations.
- Young farmers or women farmers.
- Agricultural extension officers and teachers.
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation anticipates grant funds for this CAG 2023 cycle to range from $200,000 to $450,000. We expect the grant/project duration to be two to three years. The Foundation reserves the right to decline grant requests lesser or higher than the indicated amount. Requested grant funds must adhere to the Foundation’s funding guideline – 70% of grant funds go directly towards the actual project implementation and
related project activities, while 30% are for administrative support. Following the funding guideline highlighted above is mandatory, as our reviewers will pay keen attention to it.
Non-profit organizations and public universities/educational institutions that are registered and recognized as charitable or non-profit organizations under the law are eligible to apply for grant funding. As part of the application process, applicants are expected to provide a certificate or proof of non-for-profit registration to be considered for a grant. For the approval process, our Foundation may reach out for clarification and further
documentation on non-profit status if required. Submitted projects must address the focus pillar identified for this grant application.
Additional notes, the Foundation does not award grants to activities or programs to benefit:
- Individual for profit organizations (hospitals, hospice programs, etc.)
- Political, religious-based, labor or fraternal organizations.
- Individuals and their personal fundraising efforts.
- Groups seeking education, travel or conventions.
- Sporting leagues, youth or adult sports teams, clubs, golf tournaments or similar one-off events.
- Sales related, marketing, or customer requested fundraising campaigns.
- Schools (unless non-for-profit registered), school districts, individual students, alumni associations, school or parent organizations and activities
- Organizations, individuals and their fundraising efforts for conferences, summits, and webinars.