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Farm Credit of the Virginias Accepts Applications for Charitable Contributions Fund

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.

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

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.”

Questions and/or concerns regarding the Farm Credit of the Virginias Charitable Contributions fund can be shared with Katie Frazier, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer, by email to info@FCVirginias.com or by phone at 1-800-919-3276.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 12,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit www.farmcreditofvirginias.com.

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