United Way agencies, Molokai nonprofits receive $32,450 in grants from the Monsanto Fund

United Way agencies and other nonprofits in Hawaii collectively received $32,450 from the Monsanto Fund as part of the philanthropic organization’s annual gift to communities across the country.

This year, Maui United Way received $14,650; the Aloha United Way on Oahu, $12,850; and $1650 each went to various Molokai nonprofits – Molokai Ohana Health Care, Inc., St. Damien Catholic Parish, and Child and Family Service Molokai.

“These United Way chapters and other nonprofits do so much for our communities touching the lives of thousands of families through their good work, dedication, and humanitarian efforts,” said John Purcell, Monsanto’s Hawaii Business and Technology Lead. “Through donations such as these, our Monsanto family is proud to give back to our communities where our employees live and work.”

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 is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish a growing world. The company produces seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently; works to find sustainable solutions for soil health; help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources; and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, Monsanto collaborates with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto in Hawaii, visit www.monsantohawaii.srb.