The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Bayer Fund

Grants to support education and basic needs in agricultural communities where Bayer is active

Principal Office: Germany


The Bayer Fund (formerly known as Monsanto Fund) is the philanthropic organization of the Bayer AG, a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company.

The Fund makes grants internationally to strengthen the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

International Grants. The Bayer Fund makes grants to improve education and basic needs in communities where Bayer is active. Basic needs include food security, sanitation, access to clean water, and others.

Eligibility for Bayer’s international grants extends to tax-exempt charitable organizations; units of government; and private schools and hospitals that serve economically disadvantaged populations.

APPLICATION: The Monsanto brand was recently purchased by Bayer. Therefore, changes in the grant making process may occur.

About the program, and how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Monsanto’s grant-making priorities are where Bayer has employees, facilities, or strategic business interests. The following developing countries are eligible for grants, using the regional structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

East Asia: China

South Asia: India (separately managed)

Eurasia and Central Asia: Turkey

Eastern Europe and Russia: Russia, Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa: Jordan, Syria

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia

Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay


The Fund provides grant-writing tips from successful past grant winners.

Contact Us includes a category to inquire about Bayer’s country representative.

Last Profile Review

May 2019