Timothy and Amy Frieb recently presented the Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 with a $2,500 FOCUS grant through Fontanelle Hybrids.
“The FOCUS grant is an opportunity for Fontanelle Hybrids Stalkholder Dealers to support and help their local communities,” says Steve Pike, Fontanelle Hybrids general manager. The FOCUS program provides funding for local projects and programs that will benefit communities where Fontanelle Hybrids customers and dealers live and serve. Fontanelle has a sales footprint that includes Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, and surrounding states.
“We are a company built on serving the needs of local farmers, and we believe it’s important to give back in kind the support we’ve received over the years,” says Pike.
Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 is one of 13 organizations being presented with a grant from Fontanelle Hybrids in 2013. The focus of these special grants is to fund projects and programs that will benefit entire communities. This year, Fontanelle Hybrids is giving away $50,000 in donations. Hoisington Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 7130 was nominated by Frieb.
The Fontanelle Hybrids FOCUS Grant program was established in 2010, and over the last three years 214 grants have been given to local community organizations, totaling $700,000.
“This is a great way for us as local dealers to be able to provide solutions for a need we see in the communities that we live and work in,” Frieb said. “To be able to tell a group, here are the funds you need to do this project, feels wonderful.”
“Our scout program does so much for the young men that join. They are taught good values, discipline, teamwork, citizenship, respecting everyone’s choice of faith, and so much more. I am so proud to be part of this winning team. We cannot thank Fontanelle enough for being chosen to receive the grant money,” says Amy Frieb.
This year, the FOCUS grants ranged from school organizations to community projects to volunteer fire and rescue departments. Fontanelle Hybrids Stalkholder Dealers nominated the organizations and the project for a grant after researching the potential impact the project would have on the community served.
Organizations were eligible for up to $5,000 in grant money. A total of 171 organizations were nominated this year.
“Our Stalkholder Dealers have really taken ownership of this initiative, which shows how connected they are to their communities,” Pike said. A management team at Fontanelle Hybrids selects the winning organizations.