Three Molokai non-profits received nearly $5,000 from the Monsanto Fund as part of the philanthropic organization’s annual gift to communities across the country.
Hui Kakou, Molokai Affordable Homes & Community Development Corporation, and the Molokai Community Health Center each received $1,650.
In total, the Monsanto Fund gifted $38,450 this year to the Aloha United Way, the Maui United Way, Kauai United Way and Molokai non-profits. The dollars directly reflect the number of Monsanto Hawaii employees on each island. Over the past three years alone, the Monsanto Fund’s gift to Hawaii-based charitable organizations and agencies has totaled more than $100,000.
“We value the tireless efforts of these non-profits to assist so many of our friends and family in our community,” said Ray Foster, Monsanto Molokai site manager. “Our employees are proud to be able to help these worthy organizations continue their efforts.”
The Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company. Incorporated in 1964, the Fund’s primary objective is to improve the lives of people by bridging the gap between their needs and their resources.
Monsanto Company works with farmers to discover new ways to improve agriculture and is a leading provider of agricultural products and solutions worldwide. The company’s farm stations in Hawaii help develop better-quality seeds that help small and large farmers produce more abundant and healthier foods, combat insects and diseases, preserve precious farmlands and protect natural resources.