DuPont Pioneer Awards Nearly $200,000 in Local Grants

Taylor HillmanEducation

Forty-nine schools and local organizations have received nearly $200,000 in community investment grants from DuPont Pioneer in 2015.

These grants, awarded through the DuPont Pioneer Western Business Unit that helped support local projects that are focused on education, food security and community betterment. The Pioneer Western Business Unit includes the Western Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Western Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and all points west.

“We are pleased to partner with organizations throughout the Western U.S. that are committed to educating our youth, supporting their neighbors, and improving the communities in which our customers and employees call home,” said Mark Deterding, DuPont Pioneer business director – Western Business Unit. “Pioneer is proud of the work being done by these outstanding organizations.”

Over the last three years, DuPont Pioneer has awarded more than $500,000 in grants within its Western Business Unit to support efforts ranging from agricultural education programs, safety equipment for local fire and rescue departments, food security efforts and other community projects.

2015 Grant Recipients
California 4-H Foundation
California FFA Foundation
Senior Citizens Service Center of the Temecula Rancho Area Inc.

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture Inc.
Food Bank of Larimer County
Rocky Mountain Deaf School
The Growing Project

Harvey County Free 4-H Fair
Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School FFA
Thayer Acres Agriculture Center Inc.
The Center for Learning Tree Institute
USD 384 Blue Valley High School
Wild West Historical Foundation Inc.

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Missouri 4-H Foundation

Belden Volunteer Fire Department
Culler Middle School
Douglas Rescue Squad
Food Bank for the Heartland
Food Bank of Lincoln Inc.
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
Gordon-Rushville Public Schools
Hastings College Foundation
Hooper Volunteer Fire Department
House of Prayer and Equipping Center Inc.
Lindsay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Low Income Ministry of Dodge County
Marquette Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach Inc.
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association – Great Plains Region
Nebraska 4-H Foundation
Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council
Nebraska FFA Foundation
Nebraska Unified District #1
Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department
Prairie Loft Center
Shelby Rising City Agriculture Education Department
Shickley High School
St. Edward Fire and Rescue
Tabitha Inc.
University of Nebraska Foundation
University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension
Wayne Community Schools
York Public Schools

Middle School of Piedmont

Dimmitt FFA
Life Message Inc.
Swisher 4-H Adult Leaders Association

Washington State Science and Engineering Fair

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.