Grow St. Louis

Grow St. Louis
12:53 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Monsanto launches new competitive grants for non-profits

Hugh Grant, the CEO of Monsanto, announces the company's Grow St. Louis program, where non-profits and charities compete for up to $15,000.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Building on the success and popularity of Pepsi Refresh and similar programs, Monsanto has launched its own competitive grants for St. Louis-area non-profits.

"We're asking St. Louis to nominate, and subsequently to vote on their favorite schools, their favorite agencies, their favorite non-profits," said Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant at Tuesday's announcement of the Grow St. Louis program. "They'll have the opportunity through that voting system to win a grant. It's kind of like American Idol without the music."

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