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Caring for People and Communities through Charitable Giving

At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we take pride in giving back to the communities we serve by providing support through sponsorships and donations.

Our Giving Priorities:

  • Families and their Communities – We contribute to local programs and initiatives aimed at helping residents grow and prosper.
  • Youth and Education – In an effort to create opportunities to develop individuals with great character, a strong work ethic and exceptional leadership skills, we embrace organizations that prepare the next generation of innovators.
  • Health and Wellness – We give back to organizations that protect and prepare our communities for an enduring future.  

Eligibility: Applicants must represent a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. (Priority is given when an employee is an active volunteer in the organization.)

Limitations:

Farm Bureau Financial Services does not accept applications for the following:

  • Organizations, projects or programs not located in our 14-state marketing territory which includes Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (For local initiatives, please contact your state Farm Bureau Federation or your local county Farm Bureau offices.)
  • Construction projects (bricks and mortar)
  • Political parties, campaigns, candidates or partisan organizations
  • Sectarian or denominational religious groups
  • Dues or memberships
  • Incomplete applications

Deadlines:

  • Applications are accepted and reviewed quarterly by the Charitable Contributions Committee. Applications will close by 5 p.m. on March 18, June 10, September 16 and December 2. All applicants will be notified by the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Community Resource Office in writing, please allow 4-6 weeks after the deadline dates.

Submission of application and supporting documentation:

All applications must include the following for consideration:

  • Completed application form.
  • Event budget and/or current financial statement that lists major revenue categories and major expense categories. If current figures are not available, a projection can be substituted.
  • A current copy of the requesting organization’s W-9 form.

  • List of the organization’s board with officers indicated.

Optional:

  • Event brochure or invitation, flyers or other marketing materials.

For questions, contact Ronnette Vondrak, manager Community Resources, at 1-515-225-5460.

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