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Working With Us

Thank you for your interest in John Deere. If you would like to submit a request for support, please consider the following:

Our focus

We focus our philanthropic efforts in these areas:

  • Education – accredited colleges and universities.
  • Community Betterment – community development, human services , and arts and culture
  • Health – support healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities

Our efforts are focused in communities with major John Deere operating units and employee presence: 
  • Ontario: Grimsby, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Area
  • Saskatchewan: Regina
  • Alberta: Edmonton
  • British Columbia: Kamloops


Funds are not available for the following organizations or purposes:

  • Individual initiatives
  • Sports teams, racing teams, athletic endeavors or scholarships designated for athletes
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Political candidates, campaigns or organizations
  • Private clubs, fraternities or sororities
  • Other foundations for purposes of building endowment
  • Initiatives supported by the government


Recipients of funding from the John Deere Foundation of Canada must be a registered charitable organization through Canada Revenue Agency. They must be located in Canada, and not administratively over-burdened. The Foundation supports programs that take a proactive approach toward addressing specific community needs, and offer opportunities for enriched life.

How organizations can apply

Request Support

John Deere and the John Deere Foundation are transitioning to a new grants management system. Beginning 01 November 2016, John Deere Foundation grant and Deere & Company sponsorship requests will be by invitation only.



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