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



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.

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.

Agricultural educators play a critical role in preparing the next generation in agriculture, however the journey to becoming an educator often requires navigating financial hurdles.

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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.

4-H and FFA students in northeastern Wyoming are gaining hands-on learning experience thanks to a ranching and rangeland management monitoring workshop created by Crook County Extension.

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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

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

Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

cultivating the next generation in ag 

Q4 2022 Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) awarded $401,310 in Working Here Fund grants in the fourth quarter of 2022 to 93 non-profit organizations.

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

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.