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Deadline fast approaching for FCC AgriSpirit Fund

Applications being accepted until March 29

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund are being accepted until March 29. The fund provides grants of $5,000 to $25,000 for community improvement initiatives, such as capital expenditures on equipment purchase and installation; energy-efficient building improvements; and repairs and purchasing of rescue and fire […] Read more

Eighteen Alberta community groups get $2,500 grant

Reading Time: < 1 minute A program that allows farmers to nominate their favourite community charity or not-for-profit group for a $2,500 grant attracted a record number of applications this year. The 2018 edition of Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities received 758 farmer applications (a 68 per cent increase from 2017) and 337 charity suggestions (a 200 per cent increase from […] Read more

Foodgrains Bank named one of Canada’s top impact charities of 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Foodgrains Bank has been named one of the Top 10 charities in Canada for social return on investment. The list is created by Charity Intelligence Canada, a third-party independent organization that examines different charities annually and assigns ratings based on impact per dollar of donation. On average, charities in Canada provide $2 in […] Read more

Seventeen Alberta community projects receive grants

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seventeen Alberta communities have received grants for projects such as fire and rescue equipment, play structures, and facility repairs or upgrades. Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund is donating $1.5 million to 84 groups across the country. The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, are aimed at enhancing the lives of rural residents or contributing to […] Read more

Fort Saskatchewan farmers Jacilyn and Keith Goutbeck travelled to Ethiopia to see projects funded by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Trip to Ethiopia eye opening for Fort Saskatchewan siblings

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many farmers and Albertans support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, but few have seen the impact that their donations make. Keith and Jacilyn Goutbeck have — and won’t soon forget what they encountered on a learning tour to Ethiopia at the end of January. The siblings visited individual families in communities that had received Foodgrains Bank […] Read more

Win $2,500 for a local charity or non-profit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are now being accepted for Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 grant for their favourite charitable or not-for-profit group in their community. A total of two grants will be awarded in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions. Nine of […] Read more

Canadian hundred dollar bills

Get up to $25,000 for worthy projects in your community

Application deadline is April 17

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from rural community groups for its AgriSpirit Fund, which will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the past 14 years, FCC has awarded registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada between $5,000 and $25,000 for various community improvement initiatives. Past projects […] Read more

Farmers help 18 Alberta groups win $2,500 grant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eighteen Alberta charities and non-profits will receive $2,500 grants from the Monsanto Fund as part of the 2016 Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Each non-profit was nominated by a local farmer who applied on behalf of their favourite cause. The program received more than 500 entries this year and 66 groups were chosen by a […] Read more

Deadline for AgriSpirit Fund approaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rural community groups can now apply for funding from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. The fund gives grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for community improvement initiatives. In the past grants have been given for purchasing equipment for emergency services and recreation centres to building care homes […] Read more

Grants available for francophone groups

Reading Time: < 1 minute Community and volunteer groups located in French and English linguistic minority communities are encouraged to consider applying for Farm Credit Canada’s Expression Fund. The fund gives grants of between $2,000 and $10,000  for initiatives such as community centres, schools, daycare centres and artistic projects, such as theatrical productions, art galleries, and concerts. Last year, the Association canadienne-française de […] Read more