The Huxley Public Library recently received a grant from the Monsanto Fund for $6,300. The money will go toward purchasing new computers for the library.
"I’m going shopping later today," said Huxley Library Director Mike Hanks. "With this grant, we can still offer the same services to Huxley without increases."
Kim Schaaf, the site lead for Monsanto’s Ankeny and Huxley plants, presented the check to Hanks at the Huxley 3 C’s Center Thursday morning just before one of the libray’s summer programs - Ben the Bubble Man - kicked off.
"We want to give money to the community that will benefit our employees and their children," said Schaaf. "I work with the grants and get to hand them out. All of us at Monsanto are proud and thrilled that we get to work in Huxley and be a part of this community."
This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded 137 site grants to nonprofit organizations and made 50 contributions to local United Way organizations in 27 states and in Puerto Rico, with over $1.5 million distributed in total. More than 50 sites participated in site grants this year. In Iowa, 23 site grants were awarded, for a total $206,737 in 2014. There are nearly 150 Monsanto sites, plants and offices across North America. You can find a full list at http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/unitedstates.aspx.