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Community Involvement

As a mission-driven financial cooperative, we work every day to strengthen the communities we and our customer-owners call home.

Our Commitment

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

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

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Working Here Fund Grants

Our Working Here Fund grant program supports nonprofit projects and programs that align with our mission to serve agriculture and rural communities. These grants make a positive impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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Ag Education

Programs that support ag education for students, adults and families to expand their knowledge about agriculture through curriculum, programs, educational events, and other projects.

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Hunger and Nutrition

Initiatives focused on food insecurity that serve an immediate need, provide food rescue or help break the hunger cycle.

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Rural Disaster Relief / Essential Services

Support in the event of natural disasters, assistance for first responders, or initatives that impact life-and-dealth situations.

Three funding options are available to serve programs and projects of every size.

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Grants awarded quarterly.

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Grants awarded twice a year.

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Grants awarded twice a year.

In our Communities

Volunteering is one of many ways we serve the communities we and our customer-owners call home. Each year, we allocate 16 hours of paid time to employees to volunteer at local organizations of their choosing. When employees volunteer as a group, we provide matching dollars to the organization.

We also match employees' direct donations to nonprofit organizations – up to $500 per employee per year to maximize their impact.

"We work to help our communities and we have a good time doing it. We know we're helping good causes and making a difference. Nonprofit organizations need volunteers and we’re happy to support them."
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Scholarship Programs

We award two levels of scholarships each year to support the education of college students and high school seniors pursuing degrees important to the agricultural industry. Our $2,500 scholarships are offered at land grant universities in our four-state territory, as well as partnering colleges and universities. $2,000 scholarships are available at participating two-year community colleges. We also award a $2,000 scholarship to eight FFA high school seniors in each of our four states.


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Four-Year Institution Scholarships


FFA Scholarships

Community Involvement Contact

Contact us for more information about our community involvement program.