Building Vibrant Communities

At CHS, we are committed to making a long-lasting, measurable impact on rural America and the agricultural industry. Through our stewardship efforts, we use the collective power of the cooperative system to develop ag leaders for life and to strengthen the hometown communities where our employees, owners and customers live and work. CHS employees give their time, talent and resources back to their local communities through a variety of stewardship efforts including annual Days of Service hours. We also focus on improving ag safety and cultivating ag leaders through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program.

Since 2019 your local CHS Elburn has donated just over $18,000 to local programs in Illinois. Learn more at

We enthusiastically participate in the annual CHS Country Operations Harvest for Hunger program, which has provided more than $7.37 million and 3.94 million pounds of food to local and regional food shelves, pantries and nonprofits. Donations will help feed people in need right here in the communities we serve.

The CHS Foundation helps to create a strong future for rural America. The foundation partners with nearly 30 universities to award scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in agricultural-related fields as well as mini-grants for agriculture-focused college clubs. Students and clubs apply for these scholarships directly through the college or university where they plan to attend. Learn more and see a list of partner universities.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

CHS Elburn offers 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.
  • Previous scholarship recipients may apply, although preference may be given to those who have not been awarded a scholarship in the past.

For all of the details on the CHS Elburn scholarship, and to apply, visit the  DeKalb County Community Foundation website.

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  Please allow 7-10 days before you receive a response in the mail/e-mail.

Sponsorship Request Form

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