Carolina Farm Credit's Corporate Mission Fund is our grant program.
Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per year to help in their endeavors to further the future of agriculture and contribute to the agricultural economy in North Carolina.
Grants will be considered for programs only in the 54 counties and geographic areas where Carolina Farm Credit conducts business.
The Fund's mission is to build strong partnerships and alliances, leveraging the resources within the fund to preserve and promote the farmer, the family and our rural communities.
The Fund has two main objectives: to invest in the future of agriculture and to enhance and impact the quality of life in rural North Carolina.
The Fund operates on an application-based grant system. Grants will be awarded for up to $5,000 per organization per year.
To be considered for funding, organizations' values and purpose must align with the Fund's mission.
See the recipients of our 2016 grants.
Grant applications will be accepted from January 1 to September 1. Proposals will be reviewed and grants will be awarded in the fourth quarter. All recipients will be expected to attend a banquet to recognize grant recipients in the following spring.
Grants will be considered for programs only in the 54 counties and geographic areas where Carolina Farm Credit conducts business. Grants will be group- or organization-based and will not be awarded to individuals. Individuals and private farms are not eligible for this grant.
Applications must be submitted online. You will be asked to attach a copy of your organizations W9 to the application prior to submission. Incomplete applications can not be accepted, please make sure you complete all fields prior to submission.
Applications must be received by September 1.
Please contact Maggie Hamm, Chief Marketing Officer, at Marketing@carolinafarmcredit.com or by phone at (800) 521-9952 x2854.
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