John Deere Foundation

Understanding the Global Significance of the John Deere Foundation

February 5, 2019

The John Deere Foundation has been as big of a part of the company as the machines that are produced each day. At Deere, employees believe in giving back to the community in any way they can to make for a more sustainable, peaceful world. The company aspires to be a catalyst for positive global change by focusing its energy, intellect, and resources on solving issues, such as world hunger. It also looks to empower others through education and developing employees’ home communities.

Areas of Focus

The John Deere Foundation focuses on a number of philanthropic initiatives, which include youth education, community development, and solutions for world hunger.

John Deere Employees Help Provide Meals For Children

May 9, 2012

John Deere Volunteers

Iconic American brands like John Deere have always maintained a significant presence in communities across the country, as workers from the company help citizens in their area with a variety of philanthropic events.

John Deere began this tradition during the Great Depression, a time when many Americans could not make ends meet. Farmers who had purchased equipment from the company and could not meet their obligations were accommodated, as the brand decided to extend its financing options and delayed payments, despite a loss in revenue.