In early 2018, a non-profit foundation that is completely independent of AgVA was formed. Instead of AgVA making grants to projects in rural communities, it donates money to the AgVA Foundation. The AgVA Foundation then decides which grant requests deserve grant dollars. The AgVA Foundation also receives distributions from its one percent ownership in Rural Development Partners located in Mason City, IA. The AgVA Foundation board has three members: Robert Cole, Thomas Hurd, and Steve Trainer.
To learn more about the AgVA Foundation's grant requirements and to apply for a grant click on www.agvafoundation.com.