Monsanto Site Grant Initiative distributes more than $167,000 to Illinois nonprofits

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ILLINOIS - The 2015 Monsanto Site Grant Initiative has awarded more than $167,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Illinois.

Monsanto officials say the grants ranged in value from $1,000 to $15,000, and were given to food pantries, fire departments, schools, and after school programs.  Officials also say the money was made available by the Monsanto Fund.

We have included a list of organizations in Illinois that have received a grant from the Monsanto Site Grant Initiative below:

Multicultural Community Center in Rantoul, IL: $10,000.00
Eastern Illinois Food Bank in Urbana, IL: $5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church in Urbana, IL: $10,000
Farmer City Fire Protection District in Farmer City, IL: $10,000
Sycamore Fire Department in Sycamore, IL: $10,000
DeKalb County Community Gardens in DeKalb, IL: $10,000
TAILS Humane Society in DeKalb, IL: $3,750
Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Sycamore, IL: $5,000
Clinton Township Public Library in Waterman, IL: $5,000
Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, IL: $15,000
The Good Samaritan Inn in Decatur, IL: $10,000
Sangamon Valley Schools (Sangamon Valley Middle School) in Illiopolis, IL: $6,500
Kaskaskia College Foundation in Centralia, IL: $10,000
U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots in Havana, IL: $1,000
Illini Central CUSD in Mason City, IL: $11,000
The Manna Food Project Pantry in Mason City, IL: $8,129
Stillman Firefighter’s Association in Stillman Valley, IL: $7,393
Illinois Conservation Foundation in Springfield, IL: $10,000
Scott-Morgan CUSD #2 in Bluffs, IL: $10,000
Regional Access & Mobilization Project in Rockford, IL: $10,000

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