Donaldson Foundation Donates $100,000 in Grants to FFA

(National FFA)--FFA has received $50,000 to utilize for the award of environmental grants and $50,000 to support FFA: Food For All grants.

Last year, 74 FFA chapters in 27 states and Puerto Rico developed plans to tackle an environmental issue in their communities and received up to $2,000 each from the National FFA Organization's Living to Serve: Environmental Grant program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. FFA chapters who have applied for environmental grants through FFA will be announced Aug. 5-9.

This year, 132 FFA chapters in 42 states were awarded FFA: Food For All grants that will help local FFA members fight hunger in their communities. FFA chapters received up to $2,500 each to support year-long service-learning projects focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger programs. A total of $320,000 in grants was awarded to FFA chapters this year.

Established in 1966, the Donaldson Foundation strives to make a positive impact in communities in which its employees live and work by supporting education. To learn more about the Donaldson Foundation, visit

Donaldson Company (NYSE: DCI) is a worldwide provider of filtration systems that protect the environment. More than 12,800 employees work at more than 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations throughout the world. Donaldson Company is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices. For more, visit

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


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