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FARM CREDIT FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVANCEMENT'S COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

We are proud to announce our Community Education Program to support communities within our 44 county footprint and Washington D.C. The program will benefit agriculture education and will provide funding for projects and to organizations that make a positive impact in the area. 

  • Funding options include up to $2,000 and up to $10,000.
  • Phase 2 of this program has closed.
  • 2022 Phase 1 applications will be accepted from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022.
  • 2022 Phase 2 applications will be accepted from July 1, 2022 to October 20, 2022.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

  • Qualifying programs must benefit communities within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory (including Washington D.C.).
  • Requests must be consistent with the values and mission of The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. The Foundation will not provide critiques of proposals submitted.
  • 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.

The Foundation may choose to fully or partially fund requests. Previous funding does not guarantee continuing support to any organization. Funding is discretionary and restricted to a specific purpose.

RESTRICTIONS

  • Programs and projects of charities that do not support agriculture or agricultural education.
  • Contributions for political support purposes, scholarships, or memberships in professional societies or trade organizations.
  • Individual or personal endeavors or projects, or individual farm operations.
  • Participation or entrance fees for charitable events or financing of charitable organizations.
  • Religious or sectarian programs or groups that benefit the specific organization.
  • Political campaigns, candidates, lobbying groups, or causes.
  • Sports teams or athletic events and competition, including equipment or uniforms related to sports.
  • School activities or school booster club donations, including bands, choirs or fine arts programs.
  • Private foundations promoting personal hobbies.
  • Organizations or programs that are inconsistent with or do not align with non-discrimination, ethics, or other Foundation policies, values or mission.
  • Organizations that in any way pose a conflict with Foundation goals, programs, services, or MidAtlantic Farm Credit employees or Directors.
     

Please check back soon for the 2022 Community Education Program application dates.