Local farmer Todd Sullivan has directed a $2,500 donation to the West Washington High School Basketball Team. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school purchase uniforms and equipment for their student athletes.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.


“The high school basketball team has been having some difficulty raising funds for new uniforms. Thanks to Monsanto that is no longer a worry. It brings me joy to help out in this way,” said Sullivan.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like West Washington High School, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Todd Sullivan.