CF Industries Foundation

About the CF Industries Foundation

At CF Industries, we are proud to have a long-standing commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate. The CF Industries Foundation further extends this commitment through philanthropic efforts, including supporting environmental stewardship, STEM education, healthy food access, and local community advancement. 

Together, we can make a difference – one community at a time.

Philanthropic Pillars

We focus efforts on four specific areas of interest to maximize our impact.

STEM Education and Awareness

Helping people of all backgrounds, genders, and races across education and career development in areas that will support our clean and sustainable future.

Healthy Food Access

Improving access to nutritious affordable foods that members of all communities - including low-income communities and communities of color - need to grow and thrive. 

Environmental Sustainability

Protecting and caring for the lands and natural resources that feed and fuel our communities.

Local Community Advancement

Making a difference in local communities where CF Industries employees live and work while addressing the needs of marginalized cultural groups and supporting first responders. 

Grant Highlights

Chicago High School of Agricultural Science

The CF Industries Foundation awarded its first grants in 2023. The Chicago High School of Agricultural Science, located in Chicago, IL, is a college preparatory high school that prepares urban students for careers in agriculture. Students created a project plan to fully realize a poultry production area and facility for its Animal Science Career Pathway.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana was awarded a grant to support the organization’s programs to improve food access in the Waggaman, Louisiana area of Jefferson Parish. This multi-year partnership will provide greater access to fresh, nutritious food for families, children, and seniors experiencing food insecurity.

"The CF Industries Foundation’s goal is to build a thriving and more sustainable world starting with the communities where we live and work. This is why we are committed to partnering with non-profits to advance STEM education and career development, protect and care for natural resources, improve healthy food access and improve the quality of life for our neighbors."

Sue Menzel

CF Industries Foundation President

Grant Guidelines

Our Foundation giving is guided by our four pillars that impact local, regional, and, in some cases, national organizations. Grant requests must align with one or more of the four pillars to be considered.

Types of Grants

Project/Program Support


Capital Campaign Support


Unrestricted/General Operating Support


Grants to Educational Institutions (by invitation only)

How to Apply

Prior to submitting a grant application, prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly examine our pillars, eligibility criteria, and grant cycle process.  Organizations that closely align with our mission and pillars, and that meet the specified eligibility requirements, stand the best chance of receiving a grant award.

Grant Cycle

The CF Foundation accepts grant applications on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed quarterly and have the following deadlines:

  • Quarter 1:
    Application deadline: March 31
    Decision: End of June
  • Quarter 2:
    Application deadline: June 30
    Decision: End of September
  • Quarter 3:
    Application deadline: September 30
    Decision: End of December
  • Quarter 4:
    Application deadline: December 31
    Decision: End of March

Apply for a Grant

The CF Industries Foundation has a tiered approach to grantmaking according to the request amount. If you satisfy our eligibility requirements, we encourage you to begin an online application by clicking on the appropriate application link tied to your request below:

Questions on Online Process?

If you have any questions or problems submitting an online application, please contact our Grants Manager, Amy Green, at or 404-813-2021.