Mission Statement

The Ceres Trust, whose name honors the ancient goddess of agriculture, provides grants that support: research in organic agriculture at universities and to graduate students; education to create careers in the production and processing of certified organic food; programs to eliminate pesticide exposure and GMO contamination; and efforts to preserve crop biodiversity and public access to seeds.

Grant areas

  • Eliminating pesticide exposure and GMO contamination
  • Organic research at universities
  • Organic research by graduate students
  • Organic farmer education
  • Crop biodiversity and public access to seeds
  • Documentary films
  • Organic History and the arts