The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Let’s Work Together to Protect our Resources

The Rochester Area Foundation is the administrator of this scholarship fund.

Contributions to the Fund are fully tax deductible.

Methods of contributions are numerous:

     •     A check or credit card is wonderful, use form below.

     •     Matching funds from employer.

     •     Direct transfers from an IRA.1

     •     Endowments through your Estate Plan, wills or life insurance policies.1

We already have contributors using

most of the above methods.


The Fund continues to receive new charitable donations, and we are grateful for repeat donations and the end-of-life bequests received.

This helps us build this Endowment Fund to become self-sustaining at a significant scholarship level of $5,000.00 per year or (much) more—forever. The size of the Fund determines how many scholarships we can provide.


If you too are concerned about the indiscriminate use of chemicals which are killing our pollinators, polluting our water, and negatively effecting our food supply, then JOIN US by donating today.

The Scholarship Endowment Fund is structured such that only earnings from the invested capital are used to pay for scholarship(s) and Fund operating expenses. This rule assures that the Fund will operate in perpetuity. The Rochester Area Foundation (RAF) is the steward of the Fund. RAF, a 501 (c)(3) Foundation, is accredited by National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community

foundation sector.

RAF’s administrative fees are 1.25% of the annual

fund balance and are amply covered by RAF’s investment performance.

Neither scholarships nor fees are reducing the endowment equity!

The Founders issue and mail periodic newsletters. The costs of which they cover without reducing the endowment equity.

The Fund continues to receive new charitable donations, and we are grateful for repeat donations and the end-of-life bequests received.

This helps us build this Endowment Fund to become self-sustaining at a significant scholarship level of $5,000.00 per year or (much) more—forever. The size of the Fund determines how many scholarships we can provide.

Donors to the Scholarship Endowment Fund comes from all over the country reflecting peoples desires to help students learn how to achieve sustainable agriculture and forestry:


LOCAL to southeast MN:

          Lake City

          Red Wing

          Frontenac

          Kellogg

          Plainview

          Winona

          Wabasha


MINNESOTA other than local:

          Wayzata

          Minneapolis

          St. Paul


USA other than MN

          Kingsford, MI

          Olympia, WA

          Sedona, AZ

          Denver, CO

          St. Louis, MO

          Eau Claire, WI

          Lambertville, NJ

          Mooresville, NC

          Seldovia, AK

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