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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 – We work to transform under-resourced agricultural communities in developing countries through distinctive and sustainable solutions for world hunger focused on farmer training, value-chain enhancement, and water access and use.
  • Education – We invest in projects that provide inspiring, rewarding, and innovative educational experiences for both youth and adults, particularly in our home communities.
  • Community Development – We create rich and diverse opportunities for community growth by supporting economic development, resiliency and safety programs, and community relations activities.

 

Funds are not available for the following organizations or purposes:

  • Gifts, or portions thereof, to organizations that are not charitable or tax-deductible
  • Gifts to organizations that could potentially violate restrictions on self-dealing between the John Deere Foundation and Deere & Company
  • Initiatives for the benefit of an identifiable individual or family
  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • Religious organizations (churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship), or other groups with solely religious missions. Faith-motivated organizations may be considered eligible, at the sole discretion of the John Deere Foundation, if the organization and its programs serve primarily a secular purpose (such as a food pantry, shelter, or school) and are open to all individuals regardless of religious belief
  • Fraternities, sororities, and alumni groups
  • Animal advocacy organizations
  • Medical or health organizations engaged in controversial activities
  • Gifts to organizations creating some personal benefit for the donor, including goods, services, or anything of financial value
  • Any other gift or organization that John Deere or the John Deere Foundation, in their sole discretion, consider non-compliant with the law, controversial, or otherwise incompatible with their philanthropic mission

 

Request Support

 

John Deere and the John Deere Foundation are transitioning to a new grants management system. Beginning 01 November 2016, John Deere Foundation grant and Deere & Company sponsorship requests will be by invitation only. To request support, please speak with the John Deere facility nearest you.

 

U.S. philanthropy

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

  • Georgia – 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, Valley City
  • 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

 

John Deere and the John Deere Foundation are transitioning to a new grants management system. Beginning 01 November 2016, John Deere Foundation grant and Deere & Company sponsorship requests will be by invitation only. To request support, please speak with the John Deere facility nearest you.

 

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