POET Bioprocessing – Macon Gives $8,000 in Community Impact Grants

July 01, 2024

MACON, Mo. (July 1, 2024) – POET Bioprocessing – Macon awarded $8,000 in grants to four local causes. The funds were donated through POET’s 2024 Community Impact Grant Program, which awards grants to a variety of causes throughout the more than 30 communities in which the company operates.

Camp Tolton received a $2,300 grant to help offset the cost of material and labor for a pavilion on the campsite.

The Living Hope Mission Center received $1,100 to repair damage from an electrical fire and provide an additional meeting place in the community. The Center provides community support and a warm meal to those in need.

Faith Bridge was awarded $2,300 for The Fountain Gate. The initiative is a place for older foster youth and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system to gather, learn new skills, and receive mentoring, temporary housing, and support to earn their GED and apply for jobs.

The Macon Senior Center received $2,300 to provide meals to the elderly, homebound, and those who cannot afford meals. The Meals on Wheels program delivers over 2,000 meals per month.

“We’re excited to support these organizations that are working to leave a positive impact on our community,” said Scott Tuttle, General Manager of POET Bioprocessing – Macon. “We’re proud to call the Macon area home, and the grant program is one of many ways we hope to leave a legacy here.”

Through POET’s annual Community Impact Grant Program, individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects aimed at changing their community for the better. The next grant cycle will open in the spring of 2025. For more information, visit poet.com/grants.


About POET

POET’s vision is to create a world in sync with nature. As the world’s largest producer of biofuel and a global leader in sustainable bioproducts, POET creates plant-based alternatives to fossil fuels that unleash the regenerative power of agriculture and cultivate opportunities for America’s farm families. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Sioux Falls, POET operates 34 bioprocessing facilities across eight states and employs more than 2,400 team members. With a suite of bioproducts that includes high-quality animal feed, corn oil, green asphalt rejuvenator, purified alcohol, and renewable CO2, POET nurtures an unceasing commitment to innovation and advances powerful, practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Today, POET holds more than 100 patents worldwide and continues to break new ground in biotechnology, yielding lower-carbon, more efficient renewable energy and bioproducts.