The CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS, an energy, grains and foods company with a stewardship focus of building vibrant communities. The CHS Foundation is managed through the CHS Marketing Communications division in Inver Grove Heights. CHS Foundation staff members are also responsible for overseeing CHS corporate giving, employee volunteerism activities, United Way campaign and the New Leader Institute, a young producer conference held in conjunction with CHS Annual Meeting. Giving can be traced back to 1946, when CHS Foundation predecessor organizations, the Cenex Foundation and Harvest States Foundation, were established. The two foundations merged on December 1, 1998, to create today’s CHS Foundation.
Scholarship recipients are selected by the following criteria: Sophomore, junior, or senior status following the semester of application; majoring in an agriculture-related undergraduate program; U.S. citizen or legel resident.