Community Involvement

As a mission-driven financial cooperative, we believe in serving and enriching the rural communities where we live and work.

Our Commitment

Map represents a project, program or organization supported by our 2018 community involvement program.

Each dot on this map represents a project, program or organization supported by our 2018 community involvement program.

Serving rural America means more than financing those who farm and ranch.

Our community involvement program focuses on ag education, young and beginning producers, hunger and nutrition, rural disaster relief and essential services. We support these initiatives through employee volunteering, financial contributions and grants.

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Working Here Fund Grants

We provide grants for projects and organizations that make an impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Focus Areas

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Ag Education

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Hunger and Nutrition

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Young and Beginning Producers

Medical Tent

Rural Disaster Relief and Essential Services

Funding Options

$2,000

grants awarded quarterly

$10,000

grants awarded semiannually

In Our Communities

Employees participate in our community involvement program through hands-on volunteer efforts. Annually, each employee is allocated eight hours of paid time to volunteer for an organization they choose to support. We also match employees’ donations to nonprofit organizations up to $250 per employee each year.

In 2018, employees volunteered more than 8,700 hours — equivalent to 4 full-time employees — to give back to the communities where they live and work.

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“Growing up in rural Iowa, I know how absolutely essential support from companies and organizations is in protecting what makes communities great and ensuring a solid future.” – Teresa, employee since 2011
Bob, employee since 1980
“I really enjoyed working at the Open Door Mission — to see the great things they are doing, to see the hope in the eyes of those that are there and to know that we are assisting in that opportunity.” – Bob, employee since 1980
Tammi, employee since 2004
“We work to help our communities and we have a good time doing it. We know we’re helping a good cause. And people are so thankful. Non-profit organizations need a lot of help.” – Tammi, employee since 2004

Scholarships

We offer annual scholarships to qualified students studying agriculture at land grant universities and community colleges in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Land Grant University Scholarships

Scholarship Amount

$2,500

Scholarships Awarded

8 per university

Qualifying Universities

  • Iowa State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Wyoming

Community College Scholarships

Scholarship Amount

$2,000

Scholarships Awarded

2 per college

Participating Colleges

23 community colleges and technical institutes

community involvement Contacts

For more information about our community involvement program, contact your local Farm Credit Services of America office or email community@fcsamerica.com.