Forty-nine schools and local organizations have received nearly $200,000 in community investment grants from DuPont Pioneer in 2015. These grants, awarded through the DuPont Pioneer Western Business Unit that helped support local projects that are focused on education, food security and community betterment. The Pioneer Western Business Unit includes the Western Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Western Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and all points west.

“We are pleased to partner with organizations throughout the Western U.S. that are committed to educating our youth, supporting their neighbors, and improving the communities in which our customers and employees call home,” said Mark Deterding, DuPont Pioneer business director – Western Business Unit. “Pioneer is proud of the work being done by these outstanding organizations.”

Over the last three years, DuPont Pioneer has awarded more than $500,000 in grants within its Western Business Unit to support efforts ranging from agricultural education programs, safety equipment for local fire and rescue departments, food security efforts and other community projects. 
Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.