Sixteen organizations were awarded $70,000 through Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta’s Community Grant Program.

Syngenta awards $70,000 through grant programThe groups, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Greensboro, N.C., were awarded the grants as part of Syngenta’s community relations efforts.

“The Syngenta Community Grant Program is a way to bring The Good Growth Plan to life in our communities by recognizing and supporting local organizations that share our passion and commitment,” Jessica Adelman, senior vice president and head of corporate affairs North America at Syngenta, said in a news release. “The missions of this year’s grant recipients reflect the core principles of The Good Growth Plan: More food, less waste; More biodiversity, less degradation; and More health, less poverty.”

The grant program of Syngenta focuses on local initiatives that support community needs, according to the release.

“For the last decade, Syngenta has contributed over $500,000 to more than twenty organizations in Greensboro, N.C., through the Syngenta Community Grant program,” Shelley Olds, community engagement lead for Syngenta, said in the release. “This program empowers our employees to select and distribute funds to local non-profit organizations which specialize in agricultural education or hunger relief initiatives. We are excited the program has expanded to our Minnetonka, Minn., location.”