The University of Iowa

CHS Foundation (Formerly Cenex Harvest States Foundation)

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Telephone Number 
(651) 355-6000
Fax Number 
(651) 355-5073
5500 Cenex Drive
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS.  We are committed to making a lasting, measurable impact on rural America and agriculture industry through investments that develop ag leaders for lifelong success. Together with our partners, we are igniting innovation and driving excellence in agriculture education, cultivating high-impact programs for rural youth and accelerating potential for careers in agriculture. 

Sample Grants 

Farmher Inc., Urbandale, IA, $2500; Iowa Farmers Union Education Foundation, Ames, IA, $10,000; Iowa State University, $22,000; Serena FFA Chapter, Serena, IL, $500; National FFA Foundation, Indianapolis, IN, $1000; Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, $Curtis, NE, $10,000.

Application Information 

Applications should be addressed to: CHS Foundation, 5500 Cenex Drive, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Telephone: 1-800-814-0506. 

Applications may submit a request online at
Written requests are accepted but not encouraged.


The CHS Foundation cooperative education grants program is a competitive grants program focused on investing in programs that develop and enhance the understanding of cooperative business through education, professional development, and practical experience. Applications are accepted annually, January to late February, at

CHS Foundation University Scholarship awards are focused on providing financial assistance to undergraduate students at select two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the United States who are pursuing agriculture-related degrees. Preference is given to students with an interest in agriculture-based cooperatives. The program is administered by the foundation's 25 partner colleges and universities, and the selection committees are independent from CHS Foundation. To apply, contact the financial aid offices listed ag


Dave Bielenberg (Chariman)

Dan Schurr (First Vice-Chairman)

C J Blew (Second Vice-Chairman)

Grant Sizes: 
$500, $650,000


Date of latest financial data 
Jul 2017
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