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Philanthropy and Grant Information

Our Focus

We aspire to be a catalyst for positive global change by focusing our energy, intellect, and resources on solving world hunger, empowering others through education, and developing our home communities.

John Deere and the John Deere Foundation will not provide the following:

  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to organizations or for activities that are not formally recognized as charitable from a legal and tax perspective.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to organizations or for activities that constitute self-dealing between John Deere and the John Deere Foundation.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants directly to individuals or families.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to political organizations or campaigns.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to religious or other organizations that perform ministry, proselytization, or advocacy for any specific religious worldview. Faith-motivated organizations may be considered eligible, at the sole discretion of John Deere and the John Deere Foundation, if the organizations serve a secular purpose.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to organizations that discriminate against any person or group in its operations or activities.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to animal welfare or rights advocacy organizations.
  • Contributions, gifts, or grants to any organization or for any activity that John Deere and the John Deere Foundation, in their sole discretion, consider illegal, controversial, or otherwise incompatible with their mission.