Compeer Financial awards 49 General Use Grants

Thirteen organizations in Illinois received support from the General Use Grant Program.

February 27, 2019

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Compeer Financial awards 49 General Use Grants

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 49 grants for the organization’s General Use Grant Program, totaling $268,101 this year. General Use Grants fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America, which is Compeer Financial’s mission.

Thirteen organizations in Illinois received support from the General Use Grant Program, including:

  • Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences: for urban agriculture teach education and professional development during the summer.

  • Cook County Farm Bureau foundation: support for Urban Youth Experience for Agriculture Advocacy.

  • CW Avery Family YMCA: for purchasing organic materials to improve the soil, gardening tools, irrigation, seeds, plants, fencing, mulch and containers for ag education at summer day camp.

  • Feeding Home First: for purchasing food and hygiene products for students in Macomb, Ill. and surrounding communities.

  • Friends of Stark County 4-H Association: for new building facility at the fairgrounds.

  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership of Illinois: support for food packing event at a local food bank and items for hunger banquet.Illinois Agricultural Resource Council: support for Full Circle Initiative, video, public service announcement and banners celebrating 10-year anniversary for Women Changing the Face of Agriculture event.

  • Illinois Agri-Women: support for the Illinois Agri-Women Professional Development Conference.

  • Illinois State University Department of Agriculture: support for research project about big data’s impact on farmers.

  • John Wood Community College: purchase of laptop computers, an optical projection microscope component and a drone.

  • Main Stay Therapeutic Farm: support for general operating support.

  • Nutrients for Life: for program materials, travel and registration costs for Illinois fertilizer and environment education workshops.

  • White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center: support for general operating support.

“These organizations give back to the communities in Compeer Financial’s territory every day, supporting agriculture, technology, education and the environment,” says John Monson, chair of Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America. “We are proud to continue our commitment to agriculture and rural America in the second year of our General Use Grant Program.”

In 2019, the General Use Grant program will be open in the spring and fall. Grant program information can be accessed online at

Source: Compeer Financial, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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