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Working With Us

Thank you for your interest in John Deere. If you would like to submit a request for support, please consider the following:

Our Focus

We focus our philanthropic efforts in these areas:

  • Solutions for World Hunger – agricultural development that results in sustainable food supplies and economic growth in underdeveloped countries
  • Education – accredited colleges and universities, and organizations such as Junior Achievement and National FFA
  • Community Development – community development, human services (primarily United Way), and arts and culture

 

Funds are not available for the following organizations or purposes:

  • Individual initiatives, including scholarships
  • Sports teams, racing teams, athletic endeavors or scholarships designated for athletes
  • Faith-based organizations for sectarian purposes
  • Political candidates, campaigns or organizations
  • Private clubs, fraternities or sororities
  • Other foundations for purposes of building endowment
  • Tax-supported entities

 

Request Support

 

In the U.S., our philanthropic support is organized in three main areas. To start the process, please choose the type of support from the options below. You'll be asked a few short questions to help determine eligibility. If it's not a fit, you'll know immediately. We will review all qualified inquiries.

 

John Deere Foundation Grants
Support for initiatives that create lasting impacts for communities and constituencies served by the requesting organization
Grant eligibility questionnaire

National Corporate Sponsorships
Support for select national organizations, programs, and events that benefit participants and present John Deere and its products to their constituents
Sponsorship eligibility questionnaire

Community Relations Contributions
Monetary donations, gifts in kind, and local sponsorships that improve the quality of life in communities where John Deere has a major presence
Community relations eligibility questionnaire

 

To qualify for any form of support, a requesting organization must have a current IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit designation. At this time, funding for capital campaigns is not available. The Foundation does not donate John Deere equipment.

U.S. philanthropy

Our efforts are focused in communities with major John Deere operating units and employee presence.

  • Georgia – Atlanta, Augusta
  • Illinois – Quad Cities
  • Iowa – Des Moines, Dubuque
    Quad Cities, Ottumwa, Waterloo
  • Kansas – Coffeyville, Olathe
  • Louisiana – Thibodaux
  • Missouri – Springfield
  • North Carolina – Cary, Fuquay-Varina
  • North Dakota – Fargo
  • Tennessee – Greeneville
  • Wisconsin – Horicon, Madison

 

In addition, some key organizations from outside these communities may also be considered:

  • Accredited colleges and universities
  • Organizations focused on international development initiatives related to our Solutions for World Hunger initiative

 

John Deere dealerships are owned and operated independently from John Deere, so their considerations may be different. Their locations are not included in our geographic scope.

 

Request Support

 

In the U.S., our philanthropic support is organized in three main areas. To start the process, please choose the type of support from the options below. You'll be asked a few short questions to help determine eligibility. If it's not a fit, you'll know immediately. We will review all qualified inquiries.

 

John Deere Foundation Grants
Support for initiatives that create lasting impacts for communities and constituencies served by the requesting organization
Grant eligibility questionnaire

National Corporate Sponsorships
Support for select national organizations, programs, and events that benefit participants and present John Deere and its products to their constituents
Sponsorship eligibility questionnaire

Community Relations Contributions
Monetary donations, gifts in kind, and local sponsorships that improve the quality of life in communities where John Deere has a major presence
Community relations eligibility questionnaire

 

To qualify for any form of support, a requesting organization must have a current IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit designation. At this time, funding for capital campaigns is not available. The Foundation does not donate John Deere equipment.

Canada philanthropy

Follow this link to learn more about our philanthropy efforts in Canada.

International philanthropy

John Deere operations in other areas of the world are engaged in philanthropic efforts within their countries. Their efforts reflect enterprise intent as well as the cultural distinctions unique to specific geographic regions.

 

  • European Good Will Fund
  • John Deere India
  • John Deere Brazil

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