805 Ag Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization focused on supporting local youth and promoting awareness of their agriculture-related activities.
Many youth Ag projects require significant capital to purchase animals, quality feed, pens and fencing, essential equipment, and veterinary care. This initial capital can easily surpass $1,000, which often exceeds the amount of money available to the kids.
Donations are tax-deductible and will help support our local ag kids. Contributions from our donors and supporters, and investments from our sponsors, allows us to provide financial support and resources for local Ag Kids in the form of project support money, no-interest loans, grants, scholarships and gifts.
Loans are re-paid in full when the money is received for the sale of the project.
A grant is a form of financial aid that doesn’t typically have to be repaid. Grant requests are reviewed for approval by our Board of Directors. Most of our grants are awarded to students with established financial need. Repayment of received grant money is required only if the recipient doesn’t successfully complete the program for which the grant was approved for them.
Scholarships help students pay to further their education and training, including courses, seminars, camps, and college or career schools. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria such as academic merit, related skills, employment goals and financial need. Scholarship criteria most commonly reflects the overall values and goals of the 805 Ag Kids organization.
A gift can take many forms. It does not require repayment, replacement or return. Financial gifts are usually relatively small amounts for specific needs. Other gifts may include feed, equipment, tools, clothing or other items or services requested by kids to start, sustain or complete their Ag projects. Gift-giving lifts both parties and we encourage our 805 Ag Kids to generously help others and “pay it forward” when they can.
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