Bayer Fund


What is the Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities Program?

Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Bayer Crop Science to support farming communities by offering farmers the opportunity to register to win a $2,500 donation for their favourite community charity or not-for-profit group engaged in charitable work. Recipients could include organizations like agricultural societies, service clubs, 4-H clubs, educational organizations, or other civic organizations (e.g. fire or health related organizations or food pantries). See the Official Rules for specific eligibility requirements. It takes less than five minutes to apply, and the application period runs April 4, 2022 to September 30, 2022. The program is available in 33 eligible territories across Canada.

What are the criteria for organizations that can receive the donations?

Organizations must meet the requirements for charitable status as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency and have a CRA charitable organization number or be a not-for-profit agency engaged in charitable work. The recipient charity or not-for-profit must operate in the community or surrounding area where the nominating farmer resides.

Can you split the donation between two organizations?

No, we ask that you select one organization in your community.

Does the donation have to be made in the territory in which you live?

Because we want each of the territories to benefit from the program, we ask that you choose an organization in your home territory. If you live and farm in two different territories, please register using your address from the territory in which you want to make the donation.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be selected and notified in November 2022.

Why aren’t the winners based on merit/need of their organization?

We believe farmers who register will make a good decision on where the money is most needed to support their communities, and we wanted to make the process as simple as possible.

How are the winners chosen?

Winners are pre-screened to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements, and they are then randomly selected through a computer-generated draw.

Why are you sponsoring this program?

Rural communities are the heart of Canada. They are where we find the people who work hard to feed, fuel and clothe our country and the world. We believe in rural Canada, and we want to support the communities where farmers live and work.

How does a farmer apply?

Eligible farmers may apply online here or download an application form here, which can then be mailed to:

Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities
c/o Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
PO Box 70086 Kenaston PO
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0X6

Two winners will be randomly drawn for each eligible territory from all eligible entrants received for that territory. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

How did you choose these territories?

The territories we chose to focus on are the territories where the large majority of grains and oilseeds are produced in Canada. As an organization 100 per cent focused on agriculture, we wanted to support those communities where farmers live and work.

Can a participant be eligible for the program this year if he/she has participated in the program last year?

Yes, participants from last year’s program are eligible for inclusion in this year’s program if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Are seed or retail dealers eligible to participate?

No. This program is designed for farmers only. Dealers can still participate in this community program by encouraging farmers in their communities to apply.

If I am a community member and want to submit an idea, can I qualify for this program?

We encourage community members to submit suggestions for ideas or initiatives that farmers in their community may then consider using in their applications. You can do this by going to the “Suggest a Charity.” Only eligible farmers are able to submit a Farmer Application for this program.

Who can apply?

Farmers who live in one of the 33 designated territories, are the age of majority in the province they reside and are actively engaged in farming in one of the eligible territories. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.