Community Impact Grant Available

Farm Bureau and COUNTRY accepting applications for 2021 Community Impact Grant

 Farm Bureau and COUNTRY recognize it takes a large amount of hard work and sweat equity to make a lasting impact in our community. For over 100 years, the Bureau County Farm Bureau and its family of companies have offered programs and services in Bureau County to inform, strengthen, and develop the agricultural industry in our communities.

We continue that same mission today, by investing time and resources to provide information and support to improve financial stability and quality of life for members. To help meet our mission, we have created the Community Impact Grant Program, to facilitate partnerships with local groups in Bureau County on projects that have an impact in our communities.

There are many great ideas for community-based projects which, unfortunately, do not become a reality due to funding support. The Community Impact Grant Program seeks to identify various projects that will improve our community and to create partnerships with groups and individuals to make those projects a reality.

Proposals will be accepted January 1 thru March 1, 2021. The submitting organization or individual must be based in Bureau County or have operations in the county. Examples of organizations include schools, civic organizations, churches, 4-H clubs, food banks, FFA chapters, fraternities, sororities, etc.  Projects that have a lasting, multi-year impact will be favored over those with a short-term impact.

The awarded grant can be up to $5,000 but amount awarded will be determined at the time of selection. Grant awards will be announced in late spring, with project completion to occur by August 15.

This grant is provided through a partnership between Bureau County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial representatives in Bureau County:  Jim Scruggs, Crane Schafer, Mike Morris, Ron Behrends, Tyler Hansen, Ben Schmidt and Dan Kniss.

If you have questions regarding the Community Impact Grant Program, please call 815-875-6468, or email Jill Frueh at


To obtain grant click the following link, Bureau Community Impact Grant_for FILLABLE FORM