MCSA receives $7,500 grant from Bayer Fund

Representative from Bayer presenting Jennifer Leirness of MCSA with a donation from the Bayer Fund.

MUSCATINE, Iowa–Muscatine Center for Social Action received a $7,500 grant from the Bayer Fund to purchase a high temperature commercial dishwasher, a commercial range and oven unit to expand kitchen possibilities, new sanitizing and kitchen equipment, and a supply of cleaning products to maintain a deep level of sanitation in the MCSA industrial kitchen.  

MCSA Resource Development Officer Jennifer Leirness said: “Bayer has been a great consistent supporter of ours, and we are so thankful for these grant funds. These funds will enhance our kitchen and food programs and help continue to offer the best quality of service to those who utilize our programs.” 

Chris Boar of Bayer states “We are excited that we can again support MCSA with a grant through the Bayer Fund. It is important to us to continue to support our community in which we live and work, especially through these uncertain times.” 

In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $14 million to over 3,200 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $79 million. To learn more about Bayer Fund please visit  

MCSA offers shelter for the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence, a homeless prevention program, permanent supportive housing, a food pantry, health services through community partnerships, and collaborative learning opportunities.To learn more about Muscatine Center for Social Action, visit their website at or call them at 563-264-3278.