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Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation

Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation

As part of our 100 year anniversary, FCS Financial launched the FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation to support the cooperative’s long-term commitment to a thriving and prosperous agricultural industry and rural communities in Missouri.

The FCS Financial board of directors approved the creation of the Foundation and the initial funding of $1 million. Requests to the Foundation will be managed by an advisory committee of three FCS Financial employees and three FCS Financial board members. The committee will review all applications and vote on approvals for submission to the Community Foundation of Central Missouri (CFCM) for funding from the Foundation. Approvals will be focused on targeted, long-term investments and will typically be non-recurring. The minimum size request must be $5000.

The Community Foundation of Central Missouri (CFCM) will manage the Foundation funds and disbursement. CFCM works to expand philanthropy, support non-profits, and engage in key community issues by offering unique ways for donors to invest in the community.

All applications must serve the Foundation’s mission statement and meet the CFCM requirements for funding. If your organization has a project tied to agriculture or a rural community and would like to apply for funding from the Foundation, complete the form below. The board meets quarterly to evaluate proposals. If you have questions, email marketing@myfcsfinancial.com.