St. Louis, MO
The Donald Danforth Center was founded in 1998 through a $60 million gift from the Danforth Foundation, a $50 million gift from the Montsanto Fund, the donation of 40 acres of land from Monsanto Company, and $25 million in tax credits from the State of Missouri.
In 2001 the compartmentalized greenhouse complex was constructed totaling over 29,000 square feet (including lab support).
Named in honor of the one-time leader of the Ralston Purina Company, which was a pillar of American agriculture, and a major producer of feed for farm animals and pets and of breakfast cereals. Today they are committed to carry on those traditions and to their commitment to human health and well-being.