DECATUR, Ill., March 8, 2023—ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in agricultural origination and nutrition, today announced a $700,000 contribution in support of Decatur-area nonprofit organizations and education programs for 2023.
This year, close to 30 nonprofit organizations and schools will be the recipients of grants, supporting programs and activities throughout Decatur and surrounding central Illinois communities.
“We are thrilled to contribute to and support a wide variety of organizations in the Decatur community. Through ADM Cares, we focus on food security, health and well-being, and sustainability, and each of our partners addresses at least one of these pillars to enrich the quality of life in the community,” said Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “Along with monetary contributions, we are excited to maximize our local impact by engaging our teams to volunteer with a number of our grant partners.”
In 2023, ADM’s community outreach in Decatur will include a first-time partnership with Habitat for Humanity for a housing revitalization project. ADM will also partner with Northeast Community Fund to support food pantry activities and to establish a food pantry at Decatur Public School District’s Hope Academy.
As part of volunteer initiatives and charitable contributions, ADM will partner with the Beautify Decatur Coalition to host a large-scale team community cleanup event and will collaborate with Feed My Starving Children to support a mobile pack event in an effort to help alleviate childhood hunger.
Luciano added, “Decatur is home to more than 4,000 of ADM’s 40,000 global colleagues, and we want to do our part to help ensure a strong and vibrant community long into the future.”
Organizations and programs receiving grants from ADM this year include:
• Argenta-Oreana School District
• Beautify Decatur
• Decatur Block by Block
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Boys & Girls Club of Decatur
• Catholic Charities
• Central A&M School District
• Cerro Gordo School District
• Decatur Family YMCA
• Decatur Parks Foundation
• Decatur Public Schools Foundation
• Feed My Starving Children
• Decatur Habitat for Humanity
• Good Samaritan Inn
• Illinois Trucking Foundation
• Macon County Farm Bureau Foundation
• Maroa-Forsyth School District
• Meridian Community Unit School District
• Millikin University
• Mt. Zion School District
• Northeast Community Fund
• Okaw Valley School District
• Richland Community College Foundation
• Salvation Army
• Sangamon Valley School
• United Way
• Warrensburg-Latham School District
The contribution was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares helps sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.
ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.