Bayer Fund awarded more than $4 million in grants to 250 charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.
Each grant from the philanthropic arm of Whippany-based Bayer Corp. 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.
In addition to program grants, another $2 million will be given to help support initiatives related to COVID-19, with the first $710,000 awarded to address food insecurity. The funding will help thousands of Americans within the greater New Jersey, St. Louis, New York, Pittsburgh and Berkeley, Calif. regions.
In the New Jersey and New York area, a total of $585,000 in grants was awarded, with $460,000 allocated to local foodbanks, such as Community Foodbank of NJ, Food Bank for New York City, Interfaith Food Pantry, Nourish.NJ and Faith Kitchen, which will help address food insecurity.
A $125,000 grant was awarded to Students 2 Science to support STEM programming.