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Farm Credit of the Virginias accepting applications for Charitable Contributions Fund

Verona, VA - Farm Credit of the Virginias, a lending cooperative serving Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland, announced that they are now accepting applications for the third cycle of grant opportunities through their Charitable Contributions Fund.

Through the Farm Credit of the Virginias Charitable Contributions Fund, the cooperative supports and builds stronger partnerships with organizations that preserve and promote farmers and families in its rural communities. The program allows the Association to meet their mission to serve the agriculture industry by investing in the growth of agricultural programming.

Projects eligible for funding include non-profit community gardens and school gardens.

Grants will be awarded for up to $10,000 in funding. Funding will be considered for charitable projects that are either located in Farm Credit of the Virginias' 96-county territory or that serve communities where Farm Credit of the Virginias conducts business. Grants will only be awarded to non-profit groups and organizations, and will not be awarded to individuals or private farms. Additional terms and conditions are available on the print and online application forms.

Grant applications for the current funding cycle will be accepted May 1, 2024 through July 1, 2024. Grants will be awarded in August 2024. Applications and additional program details can be accessed at the following link:

Regarding the Charitable Contributions Fund, Brad Cornelius, CEO, said, “We are glad to continue our long-standing commitment to supporting agriculture and our rural communities through this third funding cycle of the Farm Credit of the Virginias Charitable Contributions Fund. This year, we look forward to providing grant funds to more organizations and projects in our footprint that allow us to meet this mission. It has been exciting to learn about the far-reaching and lasting impacts of previous grant recipients in our rural communities, and we’re thrilled to see what more we can accomplish through the continuation of this grant program.”


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