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



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

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

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.

Agriculture Education

Early exposure to ag education is why many of us work in the industry today. Continued learning inspires, builds financial success and fosters innovation. We are proud to partner on projects that nurture future industry leaders, make farming safer, expand financial skills, support young and beginning producers and more.

Partnering with Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation (NEFB) to increase Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) programming, specifically in the Omaha metro as well as other high-population areas throughout the state.

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Hunger and Nutrition

Despite their proximity to farms and ranches, rural communities face many of the same hunger and nutrition problems as urban areas. We volunteer and provide financial support to help end the hunger cycle. We contribute to community gardens that produce nutritious food each growing season, sponsor mobile pantries to provide food to communities that otherwise wouldn’t have access and help keep food on the shelves of local food pantries and in the backpacks of school children.

Cent$isble Nutrition Program (CNP) educators and food pantry directors across Wyoming have observed the lack of tools or resources is a common barrier low-income families face when it comes to leading healthy lifestyles.

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Rural Disaster Relief / Essential Services

With a singular focus of supporting agriculture and rural communities, we understand the importance of equipping first responders with the resources to serve and protect farmers and community members in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has played a significant role in AgriSafe’s ability to implement the Total Farmer Health (TFH) model by supporting the TFH Coach initiative since 2020.

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Working Here Fund Grants

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

Plant in Book

Ag Education

Dinner plate 

Hunger and Nutrition

Medical Tent

Rural Disaster Relief / Essential Services

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

Grants Awarded Quarterly

Up to

Grants Awarded Twice a Year

Up to $15,000

Up to $25,000

Working Here Fund Grants Awarded


Q4 2023 Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) awarded $1,219,140 in Working Here Fund grants in the fourth quarter of 2023. This brings the amount awarded through our Working Here Fund grants to more than $8 million since 2013.

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.

Scholarships Awarded in 2022


Land Grant University



Four-Year Institution



Two-Year Community College





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.