Spokane, Washington (July 24, 2023) – Guided by their Local Advisory Committee (LAC), AgWest Farm Credit is proud to award $2.5 million to 40 organizations in communities throughout the West.
As a cooperative, AgWest’s purpose is to champion agriculture by serving as the most trusted resource, helping their customers, employees and communities thrive. In pursuit of this purpose, AgWest developed a unique stewardship giving program dedicated to helping rural communities.
The program is guided by LAC members who are customer-members of AgWest and provide feedback from their local communities to the AgWest board of directors and leadership team. Over the past several months, LAC members reviewed a robust list of worthy community applicants and recommended local organizations to receive awards. Funds from these awards will be used for a wide range of community projects, including replacing equipment for multiple volunteer fire departments, a new ambulance purchase, vans to transport FFA students, a box truck for a local food bank and welding booths at a small, rural high school.
“Supporting our rural communities is vital to the continued success of agriculture," said Mark Littlefield, President and CEO of AgWest. "We thank our LAC members for dedicating their time and providing essential input that guides our giving and ensures funds are used to make a significant impact in the communities they support."
A list of the 2023 recipient organizations for the LAC-guided giving program can be viewed here
For more information about AgWest community engagement and current grant and scholarship opportunities, visit AgWestFC.com
AgWest is a financial cooperative with approximately $30 billion in total assets that provides financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers primarily in seven states in the West. AgWest is part of the 107-year-old Farm Credit System – the leading provider of credit to American agriculture. AgWest serves customers in 59 locations throughout the West. For more information, visit AgWestFC.com.