Omaha, NE – Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a customer-owned financial cooperative, today announced a new grant program, called the Working Here Fund. The Working Here Fund provides up to $2,000 each in grants for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in the areas of agriculture education, young and beginning producers, and hunger and nutrition. Applications for the current grant period can be completed online through June 30, 2013 at www.fcsamerica.com/workingherefund.
“Agriculture works at FCSAmerica,” said Doug Stark, president and CEO, FCSAmerica. “As members of the communities we serve, we’re actively demonstrating our commitment with contributions that serve the rural agriculture life we value so highly.”
Working Here Fund grants will be determined quarterly based on the specific selection criteria outlined on the FCSAmerica website. The deadline for applying for FCSAmerica current grants is June 30, and results will be communicated in July 2013. The next Working Here Fund grant period will run July 1 through September 30, 2013.
The Working Here Fund is part of FCSAmerica’s community involvement program. In 2012, FCSAmerica employees volunteered more than 4,000 hours and provided more than $1.4 million in donations to causes and organizations that are making a local difference in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Each year, FCSAmerica contributes more than $225,000 in scholarships and sponsorships for Young and Beginning Programs, leadership programs, 4-H and FFA groups for a variety of local and state needs.
About Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With nearly $20 billion in assets and more than $3 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.