The James G. Boswell Foundation has offered a $1 million matching grant to the endowment campaign of Salinas, Calif.-based California Agricultural Leadership Foundation.

It’s a dollar-for-dollar match on funds raised up to the grant amount by Dec. 31.

A $5 million gift from Los Angeles-based Otis Booth Foundation has been the biggest contribution. More than $7 million has been raised so far. The campaign aims to permanently fund the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

Boswell, Booth foundations aid leadership program“These gifts come at a critical time in the history of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation,” Bob Gray, president, said in a news release. “They will be the building blocks upon which to mount an aggressive campaign to grow the foundation’s endowment and ensure the sustainability of the program for future generations of agriculture leaders.”

The late Boswell co-founded the program. Booth was a longtime supporter.

The 16-month program is offered in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University, Fresno, and the University of California, Davis. It has almost 1,200 graduates since its start in 1970.