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May 4, 2022

Bayer makes $165,000 available to support rural-based charities

  • Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities Program now taking applications
  • Sixty-six, $2,500 grants available
  • Over $1.6 million invested into rural Canada since 2012

Calgary, AB. – May 4, 2022 – By spending only five minutes online, charities and community programs or events could win one of 66, $2,500 grants.

First introduced in 2012, the Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities Program continues to help strengthen rural communities by equipping local, non-profit organizations with funds to carry out much-needed community work. The aim is for farmers to help improve the lives of many people living in rural communities by nominating those in need.

“Farmers and rural communities are the focus of our business, and we want to see them remain strong,” said Trish Jordan, senior business partner, government and industry affairs with Bayer’s Crop Science division. “This program helps boost the incredible work being done in these critical communities. They’re the fabric of Canada and we want to do our part to help them thrive.”

Canadian farmers are encouraged to apply on behalf of agricultural societies, 4-H clubs, playgrounds, daycares, school projects, community sporting organizations, libraries, health/service groups and more.

However, the program isn’t just for farmers. Any local charity can participate by suggesting a charity for farmers to consider in their application. If the charity’s focus will enhance the lives of rural residents and help grow the community, they qualify.

Participation is simple. First, visit If you’re a farmer, then complete a Farmer Application to nominate a charitable cause or not-for-profit in your community. If you’re not a farmer, simply use the “Charity Suggestion” option. Applicants can apply any day up to and including September 30. Winners will be announced this fall.

To get ideas or read the stories of previous Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities winners visit or follow on Twitter @CanadasFarmers.

About Bayer 
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to

About Bayer Crop Science Canada
In Canada, Bayer Crop Science offers growers a wide choice of tailored solutions with an integrated product portfolio of crop protection products, seed treatment technologies, plant biotechnology and digital farming solutions. As a top employer in Canada, the Crop Science division employs over 550 people, spanning 22 research, breeding, production and office sites across the country. For more information, visit