Monsanto kicks in $1 million to aid Ferguson

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal
Courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal

Monsanto pledged to give $1 million over two years to four nonprofit agencies with programs targeting the Ferguson area, which remains disrupted by racial unrest following the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer. Monsanto is based in nearby Creve Coeur and has more than 4,000 employees in the St. Louis area.

The money will go to four agencies, with an emphasis on improving job development, education and the economy. Earlier, Ferguson-based Emerson said it would donate $4.4 million for scholarships and youth employment efforts in the area, and Clayton-based Centene Corp. said it will build a new claims processing center with up to 200 jobs in Ferguson.

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