Food, Water, and Local Community Investments.
To feed a growing global population, food production will have to double by 2050. This is a daunting challenge considering that today one billion people go to bed hungry each night. Mosaic Company Foundation seeks to address these issues by concentrating on the following funding areas:
- Hunger: food insecurity and food system development in local communities where they have facilities and offices
- Global Agricultural Development: addressing global food security through development programs focused on smallholder farmers in developing nations where they have key stakeholders
- Agricultural Education: research, education and extension programs primarily focused on soil health and balanced nutrition and increasing the capacity of farmers to grow more food sustainably
Water is the greatest limiting factor to growing more food. By 2030, it is estimated that the world will experience a 30 percent shortfall in freshwater supply at current consumption rates. Mosaic Company Foundation seeks to address water conservation by concentrating on the following funding areas:
- Habitat Conservation: conserving resources and encouraging stewardship of the environment, including biodiversity and habitat protection where they have facilities and offices
- Nutrient Stewardship: nutrient stewardship and ecosystem management programs that promote sustainable agriculture and best management practices in watersheds where they have facilities, offices, and other key stakeholder relationships
- Watershed Restoration: preservation and restoration in regions where they have facilities and offices
Local Community Investments
The local communities are their homes and they have a vested interest in their sustainability. Mosaic Company Foundation understands that for Mosaic to prosper, the communities must also. Mosaic strives to make investments that will protect and enhance the long term quality of life in communities for ourselves, families, and neighbors. They concentrate funding in the following areas:
- Philanthropic and Civic: partnerships that enrich the long term strength of communities in which Mosaic has offices an operations
- Operating Communities: Organizations in which the employees are donating their time, talent and expertise
- Applicants must be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the United States IRS, a charitable organization with the Canadian Revenue Agency, or an equivalent institutional registration
- Applicants must be located in geographic areas surrounding Mosaic locations and offices unless seeking a global or national partnership
- The Mosaic Company Foundation prefers that requests not exceed 10 percent of the organization’s annual operating budget and 50 percent of the program’s annual budget.
- Granting Organizations
- Political or private membership organizations, unless a 501(c)(3) or equivalent organization that conducts charitable work for the express purpose of supporting the entire community and not a select political or membership-affiliated community
- Faith-based organizations, unless the 501(c)(3) or equivalent organization conducts charitable work for the express purpose of supporting the entire community and not a faith-based or faith-selected community
- Public policy, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and electoral campaigns
- Endowment campaigns.
For more information, visit http://www.mosaicco.com/sustainability/or_how_to_apply.htm