AMES, Iowa – The Iowa 4-H Foundation has received $15,300 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to support the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa April 1–2, 2011, on the Iowa State University campus. The fair encourages youth in grades six to 12 to bring in science projects, which are judged by professionals in the science and engineering fields.
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. The Monsanto Fund is focused on grant-making in four main areas: nutritional well-being through agriculture; science education, primarily on professional development for teachers; the environment, which includes conservation, protection of bio-diversity, clean water and restoration of wildlife habitat; and improving the quality of life in communities where Monsanto employees live and work.