Donation to help fund Discover the Flyway environmental education program
Davis, California / July 6, 2023 – Yolo Basin Foundation announced today that it received a grant for $5,000 from Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the U.S. This grant will be used towards building a better future by funding the Discover the Flyway school program, an outdoor education program for K-12 students.
“We are thrilled to have received this generous grant from Bayer Fund towards our Discover the Flyway program,” said Martha Diepenbrock, Executive Director of Yolo Basin Foundation. “Discover the Flyway encourages appreciation for the wetlands, agriculture, and wildlife of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and contributes to a lifetime of healthy outdoor activities and development of a land stewardship ethic. We are so appreciative of Bayer Fund for their continued support of science education.”
In Bayer Fund and Yolo Basin Foundation’s mutual goal to see the communities we serve flourish, this grant from Bayer Fund will support the organization by allowing them to continue to develop our Discover the Flyway Field Trips, which include a series of science or social science activities and a visit to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area for over 2500 students in the 2023-24 school year.
“Through Bayer Fund’s giving, we’re enabling and strengthening organizations that are working to make real, sustainable impacts in their local communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “Programs like Discover the Flyway inspire future generations for careers in the high-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field, and we’re proud to provide our support.”
In 2022, Bayer Fund awarded more than $13.4 million to over 2,700 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education and Health & Wellness. Since 2017, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received nearly $90 million.
To learn more about Yolo Basin Foundation, visit www.yolobasin.org.
About Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the U.S., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and health and wellness projects. For more information visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.