MANKATO - The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 49 grants for the organization’s General Use Grant Program, totaling $268,101 this year.

General Use Grants fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America, which is Compeer Financial’s mission. Thirteen organizations in Minnesota received support from the General Use Grant Program,


  • Ecumen Meadows of Worthington: to build an accessible community flower and

vegetable garden;

  • Luverne Backpack Program: to purchase food for needy families in the program; and
  • Worthington Work Camp sponsored by American Lutheran Church: support to host and buy materials for the Worthington Work Camp.

“These organizations give back to the communities in Compeer Financial’s territory every day,

supporting agriculture, technology, education and the environment,” said John Monson, chair of

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America. “We are proud to continue our commitment to

agriculture and rural America in the second year of our General Use Grant Program.”