Monsanto donates $44,800 to support various human needs and services on Maui

(September 27, 2013) – County agencies and nonprofits on Maui collectively received $44,800 in grant funds from the Monsanto Fund, as part of the philanthropic organization’s U.S. Seed Site Grant Program.

Women Helping Women received a donation to cover expenses for women and families fleeing domestic violence. Hale Makua’s grant allowed for the purchase of a new oven for their kitchen which currently produces approximately 957 meals per day.  Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation received funds earmarked for a $2 million capital campaign to improve the hospital’s Heart, Brain and Vascular Center. The County of Maui’s Fire Department received funding for the procurement of a portable skid mount pump for fighting brush fires, especially useful in remote areas.

The Monsanto U.S. Seed Grant program is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to giving back to communities in which they operate. Each year, grants are allocated to selected organizations for projects that fit within the focus areas of K-12 Education or Human Needs/Services.

“We are very grateful to these agencies for providing valuable services for our community,” said Carol Reimann, Community Affairs Manager for Monsanto on Maui.  “Monsanto and its employees recognize the importance of giving back to our community and we are committed to making lives better.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.  Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business in Hawaii and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com/Hawaii.