Bayer CropScience donates $600,000 to Raleigh nonprofit

Posted April 25, 2013 3:39 p.m. EDT

Passage Home, a Raleigh-based anti-poverty organization, received a $600,000 grant Thursday from Bayer CropScience to help its mission, city officials said.

The money will be used to create a community garden in the Brown Birch neighborhood in south Raleigh and for increased support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for students in Passage Home’s after-school and summer school programs.

The grant was funded through the Bayer USA Foundation.

“We are so thankful to Bayer CropScience and the Bayer USA Foundation for their generous support of our work,” said Jeanne Tedrow, Passage Home executive director. “This grant will enable us to build our youth and their STEM skills and knowledge by bolstering our work with Bayer’s volunteers, in addition to building our neighborhood into a place of fellowship and beauty that all of our residents have a stake in.”