Our trustees abide by eight guiding principles as they seek to deploy the resources of the Foundation:
Community and compassion drove fundraising by employees and farmers at Scoular’s facility in Waverly, Illinois.
A local producer launched “Grain for the Cure,” letting producers via our facility and others donate proceeds from grain sales to Simmons Cancer Institute in nearby Springfield during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Scoular’s facility raised $4,598 and the Scoular Foundation provided a match, for a total $10,000 donation. Says Scoular employee Joni Gray:
Scoular’s Minneapolis office is a hard-working team—even when it comes to gift giving. The office partners with the Model Cities organization to provide holiday gifts for families in need.
Employees, using their own money and Scoular Foundation funding, bought and wrapped over $4,000 worth of gifts during a recent holiday season for over 60 children and young adults, providing everything from clothing to Legos.
The office organized a “wrapping party,” sampled holiday treats and played holiday music.
A heart drawn in pink chalk with “Thank You” in the middle sums up how a school in Canada felt about a Scoular donation. Scoular donated $1,500 to complete a chalkboard wall in a new outdoor classroom at Sedley School in Saskatchewan.
A goal of the space: educate students on what’s best for the environment. Scoular works with area growers, and many have children attending the school.
Unsolicited requests for funding are welcome, but such requests will only be considered secondary to internally generated requests, subject to available time and funding availability.