The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement recently announced the creation of its Community Education Program to offer organizations providing agriculture education to those within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory the opportunity to apply for up to $10,000 in funding.
“We are excited to be able to continue supporting the future of agriculture through this new program,” says Walter Hopkins, Chair of the Foundation. “The Foundation encourages all eligible organizations to apply for funding so we can be sure our community members have access to agricultural education opportunities.”
Funding options include up to $2,000 and up to $10,000. Applications will be accepted in two periods:
- Now – June 26: Decisions made by the Foundation on July 2 with winner notification by July 15.
- July 1 – October 16: Decisions to be made by the Foundation on October 22 with winner notification by October 31.
Qualified programs must benefit communities within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s footprint and be consistent with the values and mission of the Foundation. Requests that meet the selection criteria are considered by the Foundation Board. Only 501(c)(3) organizations or those otherwise exempt from federal income tax will be considered. Funds will not be awarded to the same or part of the same organization more than one time in a 12-month period and no more than three times within a five-year period.
For more information about the requirements, guidelines and restrictions of the Community Education Program and to apply for funding, visit FCFoundationForAg.org.