The Tanimura Family Foundation has been a tremendous partner to Hartnell College in the vision for a strong and vital Ag Research Internship program, offering scholarships for the College Bound Ambassadors program, as well as supporting the building of Hartnell's STEM Center and our Western Stage programs. The Tanimura family have been visionary and influential leaders in this community.
The Tanimura Family Foundation made a commitment to support professional growth for Hartnell students by providing funding for an intensive ag research program at the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other research institutions. The Foundation committed $250,000 to start an endowment for the internship program. Additionally, under a Title V STEM grant, the College Foundation will match dollar per dollar over a five year period, ultimately raising $1 million to endow the program. Until the endowment is built, The Tanimura Family Foundation committed $100,000 to support five students every summer so that they can participate in this intensive ag research internship program.