Carolina Farm Credit Now Accepting Applications for the Corporate Mission Fund Grant Program

Carolina Farm Credit Now Accepting Applications for the Corporate Mission Fund Grant Program

STATESVILLE, NC – The Carolina Farm Credit – Corporate Mission Fund grant application period recently opened. This year marks the eighth year that grants will be awarded through this program.

“Our Corporate Mission Fund is another way that Carolina Farm Credit strives to enhance agriculture and rural communities in North Carolina.” said Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit, “These grants help provide funding for many great organizations across our territory.”

The Corporate Mission Fund operates on an application-based grant system. Non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per year to help in their endeavors to promote agriculture, as well as stimulate their local agricultural economy. Grant applications will be accepted from January 1 to June 30, 2022. Project proposals will be reviewed and grants will be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2022. To qualify for a grant, non-profit organizations must be located within the 54 counties and geographic area where Carolina Farm Credit conducts business. For more information and to apply, please visit the Carolina Farm Credit Corporate Mission Fund page.

To read about last year’s grant recipients visit carolinafarmcredit.com.


Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative that provides financing to full and part-time farmers, agricultural-related businesses, and for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 29 branch offices. Appraisal and Leasing services are also available.

For over 100 years, Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. 

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 12,000 members with outstanding loans totaling more than $1.8 billion. The cooperative’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Vickie N. Smitherman, Chair, East Bend; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Vice-Chair, Waynesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; Andrew W. Burleson, New London; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Dan A. Hunsucker, Conover; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; J. Eric McPherson, Snow Camp; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Leslie G. Sparks, DVM, Sparta; L. Kim Starnes, Salisbury; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.