community involvement

Building Vibrant Communities

At CHS Elburn, we are committed to being active members of our communities and helping to support the future of rural Illinois and Wisconsin agriculture. We are proud to give back to our towns with our time, talent and resources.

When you work with CHS in our region, you’re also helping one of North America’s largest agribusiness meet its broader stewardship goals. In 2013, CHS and the CHS Foundation contributed $8.8 million to communities. Visit chsfoundation.org to learn more about scholarships, ag safety, rural youth leadership and other programs. Visit the Stewardship page at chsinc.com to learn more about CHS stewardship.


Scholarship Opportunities

Our commitment also extends to the next generation of ag leaders through scholarships.

CHS Elburn is currently offering graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college or university the chance to apply for our scholarship. The CHS Elburn Scholarship Fund was created through an endowment with the DeKalb County Community Foundation as a lasting memory to the legacy created by Elburn Cooperative and to support the communities that help strengthen the cooperative. In order to qualify for these scholarships, the applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a family member of a current CHS Elburn customer who conducts a minimum of $10,000 of business per year or be a family member of a current CHS Elburn employee.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study. Preference may be give to those in Agriculture-related fields.

The CHS Elburn Scholarship application period is now closed. Please check back February 2018 for more information.

In addition to our scholarship, CHS Inc. Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships. Click here to learn more about the CHS Foundation scholarship.


Request for Donation

If you have an event or program that you are seeking support, please read our Donation Policy and then if you feel your event fits well with our policy, fill out the donation request form and email it to stephanie.hess@chsinc.com and dale.dykstra@chsinc.com.  Please allow 7-10 days before you receive a response in the mail/e-mail.

Sponsorship Request Form