Our
Commitment

Dedicated to supporting our rural communities through volunteering, local contributions, grants and more.

Overview

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.

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

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.

Agriculture Education

We support a variety of efforts related to ag education including farm safety courses, urban and rural community outreach, Annie’s Project and more.

From poultry hatching to aquaculture, find out how Iowa and Nebraska students benefited from hands-on learning to understand agriculture.

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Young and Beginning Producers

We believe in providing education, experiences and resources for those starting in agriculture. Farm Credit Services of America supports 4-H and FFA programs, awards college scholarships, hosts an annual Side by Side Conference and provides grants for a variety of young and beginning initiatives.

Find out how leadership conferences like the Grow by FarmHer events are helping young women recognize and pursue careers in the ag industry.

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Hunger and Nutrition

Through donations and employee volunteer efforts, we support mobile food pantries, community gardens, food banks and other initiatives to help break the hunger cycle.

Learn how farm to school and mobile pantry programs are helping to reduce hunger and food insecurity in the Heartland.

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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

Plant in Book

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

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.