Community Involvement

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

Our Commitment

2022 FCSAmerica community involvement map 

Each dot on this map represents a project, program or organization supported by our 2022 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.

Download the latest report:

Working Here Fund Grants

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

Focus Areas

Plant in Book

Ag Education

Dinner plate

Hunger and Nutrition

Plant in palm of hand.

Young and Beginning Producers

Medical Tent

Rural Disaster Relief and Essential Services

Funding Options


grants awarded quarterly


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 $300 per employee each year.

In 2022, employees volunteered more than 10,700 hours in their local communities through virtual and socially distanced efforts.

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


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


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


Scholarships Awarded

2 per college

Participating Colleges

23 community colleges and technical institutes

2020 Business Excellence Award for philanthropy


The Business Excellence Award is an annual tradition recognizing regional organizations in each of these categories: Leadership, Innovation, Philanthropy and Sustained Excellence. The Greater Omaha Chamber selected the 2020 award winners from more than 50 nominations, by a committee comprised of representatives from six regional companies and the Greater Omaha Chamber. 

While we are honored to be a winner of the 2020 Business Excellence Award for philanthropy, the credit belongs to our teammates – and to the many Omaha-area nonprofits whose good work they support.

community involvement Contacts

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