Grant Programs

Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded over 258 grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory. To apply for a GRM Community Improvement Grant, download an application below or stop by any GRM Networks business office and pick up an application. Questions should be directed to Cindy Roy, Marketing Supervisor at 660-748-2117 or cindy@grm.net.

The deadlines for Community Improvement Grant Applications for 2018 are:

1st Quarter: March 31, 2018
2nd Quarter: June 30, 2018
3rd Quarter: September 30, 2018
4th Quarter: December 31, 2018

Download a Community Improvement Grant Application:

Click here to download the application in PDF format

Click here to download the fillable application

3rd Quarter Grants awarded

The Lamoni Volunteer Fire Department, Lamoni, IA, was awarded $500 to help purchase flags and official uniforms for the fire department in Lamoni. Pictured from left to right are GRM Networks CSR Dora Marcus and Lamoni Fire Department Captain Peter Vogel.

The Bethany Kiwanis Club, Bethany, MO, was awarded $500 to purchase clothes for needy grade school children in Harrison County. Pictured from left to right are Kiwanis President Charles Meissan, GRM Networks CSR Mallory Ledgerwood, and Kiwanis Sec/Tres Larry Real.

Other Grant Opportunities

GRM Networks has two major partners that offer grant programs to our customers. Learn more about the grants by clicking on the links provided below. If you have questions, contact Cindy Roy, Marketing Supervisor, at 1-660-748-2117.


Apply for a grant for your organization from Aureon (formerly INS). Aureon invites public and private non-profit agencies to submit proposals for consideration in assisting in your charity drives and/or funding of a specific project for your respective communities. Only those communities served by Aureon participating telecommunications companies are eligible to submit proposals.

Click here to download the application.


As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, the Foundation for Rural Service provides annual grants for communities served by NTCA members, which includes GRM Networks®. The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in four major areas:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

Grants can range from $250 to $5000 that go back in to rural communities, every year.

Learn more at http://www.frs.org/rural-community-outreach/grant-program.