Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, is now accepting applications for its General Use Grant Program. With $10,000 available per organization each year, the grant application is open until December 4, 2020.
General Use Grants are used to fund programs and organizations whose work aligns with Compeer Financial’s mission of enriching agriculture and rural America. Applications will be evaluated based on their alignment with this mission, as well as one of the following focus areas:
Education: educating young, beginning or future farmers
Environment: maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environment
Technology: supporting the advancement and use of technology for the benefit of farmers and rural communities
Quality of life: programs or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities
To date, the General Use Grant Program has awarded more than $1 million to 195 different groups in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, directly impacting the lives of nearly 1.2 million people.
Applicants located in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory will be eligible to apply for up to $10,000 per year for project or program support, technical assistance, general operating support or equipment. For more information visit Compeer.com/giving-back.
About the Fund for Rural America
The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of agricultural advocacy and development, agriculture education, cooperative initiatives, rural development and community enrichment; and youth engagement. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of the Compeer Financial Board of Directors. More information about opportunities available through the Fund can be found at Compeer.com/giving-back.
About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $23.4 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.
Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial.