11 Wisconsin Organizations Get Grants

The Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, has awarded 32 General Use Grants, totaling $169,097. Wisconsin accounts for 11 of the 32 organizations in Compeer’s territory getting the money.

The dollars fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America, aligning with Compeer Financial’s mission. In total, the grants this cycle will directly impact the lives of 104,296 people and will touch 850,000 lives.

“The effects of COVID-19 and food insecurity are prevalent and continue to impact rural communities,” says Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer. “Many groups continue to find ways to support rural communities and enrich agriculture in their communities. We saw many applicants continue to find new and innovative ways to assist those impacted by the pandemic and food insecurity.”

See the organizations getting the money:


Dodge County Farmer for Healthy Soil- Healthy Water: creating and editing informational videos of conservation and regenerative agricultural practices

Fondy Food Pantry: acquisition of a global industries pallet jack with scale

Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.: purchasing a refrigerated truck

Lancaster Food Pantry: a refrigerator for milk

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: educational events for the From Bootless to In Her Boots program

New Richmond High School: hutches, water totes and heaters, feeder, gravity box with cover, garden weed barrier, fence posts and fencing, classroom set of bee jackets and gloves and classroom honey harvesting equipment for SOAR Educational Center

Operation HELP: farmers market and food harvest vouchers

REAP Food Group: upgrading the FarmFreshAtlas.org web-based platform

ROOTED WI INC: improving greenhouse facilities, compost spreading equipment and irrigation hardware

Savanna Institute: experiential and technical education, and diversity and inclusion training for Agroforestry Apprenticeship Program

Thursday’s Table, LTD: a new oven and food containers


Camphill Village MN
Cooperative Development Fund of CDS
Little Lakers Child Care Center
LSS Meals McLeod County
Loaves & Fishes
Luverne Area Community Foundation
Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Women’s Environmental Institute
Wright County Community Action, Inc.
YMCA of the North – Camp St. Croix


Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation
Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation
Cook County Farm Bureau
Golden Friends
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Hamilton Elementary
MyCAERT/Cutting Edge Curriculum
Scales Mound School
Stateline Farm Rescue
VIT Elementary