AGCO Agriculture Foundation Provides $78,300 to North American Non-Profit Organizations for COVID-19 Aid Program
Second Phase of Grants Provide Funding to Four Non-ProfitsThis item has been supplied by a forage marketer and has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hay & Forage Grower.
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, is expanding its COVID-19 Aid Program to support four non-profit organizations in North America.
The COVID-19 Aid Program has committed $500,000 in funding to non-profit organizations since its launch last month. The amount of grant funding in North America is $78,300, and the funds will be used in communities where AGCO’s customers, dealers, suppliers and employees live and work.
“The AGCO Agriculture Foundation is committed to making long-term impacts in our vulnerable communities as the presence of COVID-19 calls for ongoing support,” said Metti Richenhagen, Managing Director, AGCO Agriculture Foundation. “We are proud to provide local funding to support local resources and initiatives to help people in North America who are impacted by the pandemic and economic uncertainty.”
Each non-profit organization will utilize the donation differently to provide the greatest impacts to their communities. The recipients include:
Flint River Fresh
Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation
Peoria Area Food Bank
“AGCO’s mission is to support farmers and ranchers across North America in any way we can,” said Bob Crain, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AGCO North America. “We firmly believe that the agriculture industry is essential, and our top priority is maintaining access to food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic fight.”
About the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF)
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), initiated by AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in 2018, is a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger. The foundation initiates impactful programs that support food security, foster sustainable agricultural development and build needed agricultural infrastructure in marginalized farming communities. AAF is domiciled in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and operations are managed from Duluth, Georgia, USA. For more information, please visit https://www.agcocorp.com/commitment/sustainability/focus-areas/communities.html.