AgCarolina Farm Credit has established a new corporate-giving grant program, The Fund for Rural North Carolina.
Through the Fund, AgCarolina is committed to enhancing the quality of life and future opportunities for Eastern North Carolina rural residents and their communities in the areas of education, environment, technology and quality of rural life.
AgCarolina provides miscellaneous agriculture-related grants of up to $1,000. Examples: FFA and 4-H donations, farm education and safety
Application based grants will be awarded for up to $5,000 per organization per year. Applications are open until October 13, 2017.
To be considered for funding, grants must align with the Fund's mission as well as at least one of the following four focus areas:
• Quality of Rural Life
Grants will be considered for programs only in the 34 counties and geographic areas where AgCarolina Farm Credit conducts business. Grants will be group- or organization-based and generally will not be given to individuals.
The deadline for Grant applications to agriculture-related organizations is October 13, 2017.
AgCarolina also helps students in our territory who are involved with agriculture through our scholarships.