Cargill Limited has announced the winners in the company’s “Together We Thrive” contest. Six charitable organizations across Canada will each receive a $25,000 grant.
With total funding of $150,000, the contest coincided with Cargill’s 150th anniversary in 2015.
145 projects were nominated, with the winners selected by a panel of Cargill judges based on financial need, the quality of submission, the impact the project will have in the community, how well the applicant shares Cargill’s values and the number of online votes received. Cargill’s priorities for the contest were food security and nutrition, education and environmental stewardship.
“We were impressed with quality of the nominations and amazed by the strong support they all received which has made it a very difficult choice,” said Jeff Vassart, president of Cargill Limited, on Monday. “The impact that these organizations have is a testament to their commitment towards making their communities a better place to live.”
The winners are:
- Lethbridge Food Bank – Lethbridge, AB
- Dallas Valley Ranch Camp – Moosejaw, SK
- Dauphin Food For Thought Program – Dauphin, MB
- McLennan Breakfast for Learning Program – McLennan, AB
- 4-H Ontario – Rockwood, ON
- Nature Saskatchewan – SK
Visit TogetherWeThrive.ca for more information on the winners and the other nominees.