Support Our Mission

The mission of the Danforth Center is to improve the human condition through plant science. Through new discoveries and innovations, our scientists are working to create sustainable solutions that will feed the world and preserve our environment. 

Right now, hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation are some of the most critical issues facing the world today, and we must work together in order to find real solutions and end the widespread suffering they cause. Our work is dedicated to doing just that. For example, we have worked to enhance so-called orphan crops like cassava, black-eyed peas, and sorghum so farmers in Africa can produce greater yields even in harsher conditions, and people at risk for malnutrition can have access to the nutrients they need. 

As an independent non-profit, our research is made possible through donors. By making a planned gift to the Danforth Center, you are creating a legacy and a better future for millions of people. We hope you consider joining us today.