Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland, announced the launch of a Charitable Contributions Fund, in which the association will offer grant opportunities for eligible organizations that support the rural communities that the cooperative serves.
Through the Farm Credit of the Virginias Charitable Contributions Fund, the cooperative will engage with and build stronger partnerships with organizations that preserve and promote farmers and families in its rural communities. The program will allow the association to meet its mission to serve and support the agriculture industry by investing in the growth of agricultural programming.
Regarding the newly-established Charitable Contributions Fund, Brad Cornelius, CEO, said, “Farm Credit of the Virginias has a long-standing commitment to supporting organizations in agriculture and our communities through contributions to grow and support agriculture and our rural communities. The Charitable Contributions Fund provides us an opportunity to build upon that commitment and provide support to even more organizations and projects that meet this mission. We look forward to seeing the impact these funds will make now and into the future.”
Two sizes of grants will be issued to applicants each year. Grants will be awarded for up to $5,000 in funding and up to $25,000 in funding depending on scope of project. Funding will be considered for charitable projects that are either located in the association’s 96 county territory or that serve communities where Farm Credit of the Virginias conducts business. Grants will be awarded to non-profit groups and organizations, however grants will not be awarded to individuals or private farms. Additional terms and conditions are available on the association’s website, as well as on the print and online application forms.
Grant applications for the current funding cycle will be accepted August 1, 2022 through September 15, 2022. Grants will be awarded by October 31, 2022, and will provide funding for projects in quarter four of 2022 and 2023. Applications and additional program details can be accessed at the following link: www.farmcreditofvirginias.com/charitable-contributions-fund
Official Website: Farm Credit