The Community Foundation of Randolph County is the recipient of a $2,500 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Eligible farmers can enroll in the program to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. Local farmers Joel and Jane Flesher won the opportunity to select a nonprofit and selected the Community Foundation. The Foundation is expanding and will use the grant to purchase new window signage and banners featuring its new logo. Jane Flesher, a member of the Community Foundation Board of Directors, also requested that a portion of the grant be gifted to the Randolph County 4-H Endowment Fund held at the Community Foundation.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program has given more than $22 million to nonprofits across rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others. “We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”