We actively support the communities where we also live and work
Direct cash contributions to help meet local needs
Any group or organization can make a donation request
Running a successful cooperative is like running any other business in at least one respect: we’re required to make a profit in order to survive. What we do with those profits, however, is one of the big differences between co-ops and other businesses. First, we invest our profits back into the co-op to make sure we are serving our members as efficiently as possible. Second, we return profits to our member-owners. And third, we invest profits back into our communities.
Download Donation Request Form in PDF format
Land O’ Lakes Matching Grant Program
Local non-profits may be able to double their grants
Schools and cities are also eligible
Land O’Lakes shares our commitment to making local communities better places to live and work. Land O’Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches the cash donations of member cooperatives to local nonprofits, schools and cities, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. Grants are restricted to organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Download Non Profit Matching Grant Request Form in PDF format
Community Scholarship Program
Helping local students with their college educations
Great careers often begin with a great education
Key Cooperative is committed to supporting our local kids financially pursue a degree from a two or four-year college. We know the Ag industry is progressively changing and we want to play a part in developing the next generation. Each year we offer (12) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors whose parent or guardian is an A or B member.
2022-2023 Key Cooperative Community Scholarship Application will be available January 2023.
Bushels for Ag
Providing a grain marketing experience for the next generation
Key Cooperative is proud to partner with local FFA chapters to provide a hands-on grain marketing experience. Bushels for Ag was developed in 2012 when Key identified the critical need to educate our next generation producers to better prepare them for their future operations. Each year, Key Cooperative donates bushels of corn and soybeans and encourages their member-owners to get involved as well. Through their Ag Marketing classes, High-School students gain the opportunity to market corn & soybeans in a hands-on simulation. All grain proceeds go directly to local FFA chapters and member-owners have the opportunity to choose which chapter their grain is donated to.
Download 2021-2022 Bushels for Ag Donation Form in PDF format