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Land O'Lakes and our member-owners are committed to serving the many communities where we live and work through volunteerism, direct grants and matching gifts.
The Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, the Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs. To participate, member cooperatives should make a donation to an eligible organization then submit a matching application request.
The Direct Member Match Program helps maximize the charitable contributions in member communities. Similar to the Member Co-op Match Program, the Direct Member Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donations made by member producers, doubling the funds available for hometown projects aimed at alleviating hunger, supporting education and building communities. To participate, members should make a donation to an eligible organization then submit a matching application request.
Direct member donations may be made on behalf of a member to qualifying tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in the form of dollars or a Land O’Lakes dairy product donation. Donations may only be used in cases where Direct Member Matches are not applicable. Complete and submit an application below with the requested amount for review. Approval or denial notifications will be communicated via email. Please allow 4-6 weeks response time on all donation requests.
The Region Grants Program is a grassroots program developed specifically for Land O’Lakes dairy communities in the East and West Regions. The program works to improve vibrancy of member communities through donations to nonprofit organizations supporting areas where our members live and work, primarily rural communities.
Community organizations applying for grants may be eligible for donations up to a maximum range of $10,000 to $20,000 annually for local projects and programs.
2022 Region Grants Open Grant Round: Hunger Relief
Open April 25-May 31. Award letters and checks sent in July/August.
Link to application here.
2022 Region Grants Open Grant Round: Community Support
Open Aug. 29-Sept. 30. Award letters and checks sent in November/December.
Link to application here.
Read the Overview of the Region Grants Program and the FAQ on changes for 2022 here.
The Direct Member Scholarship program is open to all children and grandchildren of Land O’Lakes’ direct producer (Class B and D) members. The program awards three scholarships of $5,000 each to members’ children or grandchildren in any region. Applicants should be high school seniors entering either a 2 or 4-year school.
The Matching Gifts to Education Program offers eligible donors the opportunity to extend Land O'Lakes giving to educational institutions throughout the country. We encourage our employees, board members and Leadership Council members to act as leaders, involving themselves in the financial support of worthy educational institutions and public broadcasting stations across the United States. Contributions made through this program are matched dollar for dollar by Land O'Lakes Foundation.