Carolina Farm Credit has announced they are now accepting grant applications for the Corporate Mission Fund program. This is the sixth year that grants will be awarded from the earnings of the fund.

To qualify for a grant, organizations must be located within the geographic area where Carolina Farm Credit conducts business, which includes Jackson County.

“Our Corporate Mission Fund is another way that Carolina Farm Credit strives to enhance agriculture and the rural communities in North Carolina,” said Vance Dalton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit. “These grants help provide funding for many great organizations across our territory.”

The Corporate Mission Fund operates on an application-based grant system.

Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per year to help in their endeavors to promote agriculture, as well as stimulate the agricultural economy in Western North Carolina.

Grant applications will be accepted through June 30. Project proposals will be reviewed, and grants will be awarded in the fourth quarter of 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit the Carolina Farm Credit Corporate Mission Fund page.

To read about last year’s grant recipients visit