Q4 2022 Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

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Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) awarded $401,310 in Working Here Fund grants in the fourth quarter of 2022. The 93 non-profit organizations listed below received grants to support agriculture and rural communities with projects that address one of the following areas: agricultural education; young, beginning and small producers; hunger and nutrition; or rural disaster assistance and essential services.

Working Here Fund grants of up to $2,000 are awarded each quarter to qualifying non-profits in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Additional grants of up to $10,000 are available in the second and fourth quarters of each year.

FCSAmerica is accepting grant applications for the first quarter of 2023 through March 31. To learn about the requirements and apply online, visit the Working Here Fund Grants page.

Working Here Fund Grants Awarded up to $10,000


Guthrie County Hospital Foundation
EKG Machines

Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association
Audio Visual Communication Upgrade Fundraising Effort

Alta Firemens Association
Rescue Trailer

Clarksville Fire Department
Replace Heart Monitor / Defibrillator

Decorah Volunteer Fire Department
Stabilization Rescue Equipment

Elgin Emergency Medical Services
Elgin Emergency Medical Services Power Load Equipment

Estherville Lincoln Central Com School District
Agricultural Learning Center

Firefighters of Elma Inc
Elma Emergency Services Building

New Hampton Community Schools (FFA)
High Tunnel ReDesign

New Providence Fire Department
Fire Station

Olin Hose Company
Cordless Jaws

Quad Cities Community Foundation
RiverBend Ag in the Classroom

Shelby County Fair Association
Little Hands on the Farm and Livestock Babies Barn

Webster County Fair Foundation
Webster County Fair Indoor Arena Project


West Holt Public Schools
Husky Laser

Banner County Public Schools
Banner County School Greenhouse

Center For People in Need Inc

Central Valley Public Schools

Columbus Area United Way Inc
Financial Stability Pillar - Basic Needs Services

Foundation For Full Potential
Nebraska Agriculture Academy FFA Chapter Startup

Giltner Public Schools Foundation
Giltner Public Schools Ag Program and FFA Chapter

Hayes Center Ambulance
Power Load Cot Upgrade

Hershey Public Schools
Hershey FFA Chapter Start-Up

Lutheran Family Services of NE Inc
LFS Global Roots

Nebraska Community Foundation
Antelope County 4-H Youth Enrichment Center Capital Campaign

Oakland Craig Public Schools
Oakland-Craig Animal Lab

Pawnee County 4-H Foundation
Building for the Future

Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department
Emergency Extrication Equipment

The Big Garden
Community Garden builds

Valentine Rural Fire Protection District
Fire UTV 6x6

Weeping Water High School
New Agricultural Education Program & FFA Chapter


Butte/Lawrence County 4-H
County Fairgrounds Horse Arena "Stable, Steady & Secure"

Douglas County Sd 4-H Leaders Association
4-H Building HVAC Improvement

Hillside Hustlers
Roberts County 4-H Grounds Updates

Milesville Volunteer Fire Department
New Digital Radios

Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation
Drone Project

Mobridge-Pollock 62-6
Tiger Sprouts Greenhouse Project

Youth & Family Services Inc
YFS Fullerton Farm Project

South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Foundation
Agricultural and Rural Leadership Development 2023


Working Here Fund Grants Awarded up to $2,000


Wings Park Elementary School
Wings Park Garden

Atlas of Lyon County
Bread of Life

Ballard High School
Honey Bee Suits

Clayton County EMS Association
Clayton County EMS Day - 2023

Crawford County Hunger Fighters Inc
Backpack Program

Denmark Firefighters Foundation Inc
Piercing Nozzle for Limited Access

Hawkeye Community College Foundation
Hawkeye Student Food Pantry

Future Farmers of America
3D Livestock Models for the Winterset Agricultural Department

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Montgomery County
4-H Production Pen of Three Hogs

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Floyd County
Healthy and Homemade for youth, adults, and families

Jolly Ranchers 4H
Portable Sound System

North Central Iowa Ag in The Classroom
Agriculture Education for Preschool-8th Grade Students in Cerro Gordo County Schools

Sioux Central FFA
Sioux Central FFA Green House

South Central Calhoun Elementary Building
Elementary School Food Pantry

Suhr Dairy and Friends Annual Farm Tours
Suhr Dairy and Friends Annual Farm tours

Sunnybrook Hope Center
Offering Food and Hope to Siouxland

Marshalltown FFA Chapter
Marshalltown FFA Chapter Paraphernalia

Marys Choice
Fill the Formula Gap

North Polk FFA
Curriculum Enrichment

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
St. Thomas Food Pantry

Food For Learning Registered Iowa Entity of Skien Lutheran Church
Food for Learning

Buena Vista County Ems Training Academy
EMS Day by the Lake 2023

Albert City Fire Department
Rescue Equipment

Tama County Agricultural Extension District
Spend Smart Eat Smart Recipe Bundles


Doniphan-Trumbull Secondary
Farm Safety Display

Doniphan-Trumbull Secondary
Robotics Engineering

Bruning-Davenport High School
SENCAP Welders

Burchard Rural Fire Protection District
Wildland Gear Acquisition

Central City Public Schools
Welding Shop Upgrades and Additions

Cooperative Ministries Council
Weekend Backpack Project

Cuming County Fair Foundation
Exhibitor Stands and TV

Hadar Fire & Rescue
Hadar Fire & Rescue

Harvard Public Schools
Plasma Cutter Table

Kenesaw Public Schools
FFA Chapter Tower Garden

Mitchell Public Schools
Mitchell Tiger Pack Program

North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment-Trust Inc
Beef in Schools

Superior Elementary School
Kindergarten Tower Garden

Zion Classical Academy, Inc.
Zion Classical Academy Garden Classroom

Intercultural Senior Center
Food Pantry for Older Adults

Niobrara Ramblers 4-H Club
New Sheep and Hog Weigh Scale

St Vincent De Paul Society District Council
Food Pantry

Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
Rope Rescue Equipment Upgrade for Low Angle, High Angle, and Grain Bin Rescue

St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Emerson-Hubbard Food Pantry


Union County Extension
North Sioux City Community Library Teaching Garden

Jerauld Buffalo Leaders 4-H
4-H Barn Hog Lean

South Central Resource Conservation and Development
Rangeland Soil Health Bus Tour and Workshop

United Way of Huron
Heartland Region Backpack Program

Langford Public Library
Langford Public Library Youth Educational Garden

Eureka Volunteer Fire Department
Grain Bin Rescue Equipment

Ascension Lutheran Church
Feeding Brookings Weekly Food Distribution


Natrona County Meals on Wheels
Natrona County Meals on Wheels

Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame
Cowboy Educational Activity Book

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Inc
Grow a Little Extra

University of Wyoming
Extending Food Life

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