Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, said Sept. 21 it awarded $3.5 million in grants to 175 charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. As part of Bayer’s broader vision, Health for All, Hunger for None, the grants will go toward a program that will help tackle some of the biggest challenges faced in the country.
In the New Jersey area, a total of $525,200 in grants were awarded to eight organizations across the state.
Each award will go toward a program that supports one or more of Bayer Fund’s key focus areas: food and nutrition, STEM Education, health and wellness and community development.
The following grants were awarded in New Jersey:
- Community FoodBank of New Jersey: $200,000
- Interfaith Food Pantry: $50,000
- Nourish.NJ: $30,000
- CUMAC ECHO: $25,000
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark: $25,000
- Faith Kitchen: $15,000
- Students 2 Science in East Hanover: $125,000
- National Environment Education and Training Foundation: $55,200
In addition, a grant for $150,000 was awarded to the National PTA. This grant will provide 40 high-need, under-resourced PTA-affiliated schools in the greater New Jersey, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Berkeley, Calif. regions with the resources to host a Bayer Fund Science Festival.
These festivals will impact more than 5,000 students and families in the local areas.
“Throughout the years, grants provided by Bayer Fund have provided the tools and resources to help build stronger communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, president of Bayer Fund. “As needs continue to evolve and grow, we’re proud to support these organizations that are making a positive impact at the local level.”
In 2020, the Fund awarded $17 million to more than 3,400 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the United States have received more than $80 million from Bayer Fund.
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