Grant Programs

Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded over 236 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 Representative, at 1-660-748-2117.

The deadlines for Community Improvement Grant Applications for 2017 are:

1st Quarter: March 31, 2017
2nd Quarter: June 30, 2017
3rd Quarter: September 30, 2017
4th Quarter: December 31, 2017

Download a Community Improvement Grant Application:

Click here to download the application in PDF format

2016 GRM Networks Community Improvement Grant Recipients

 First Quarter 2016
City of Grand River $500.00
Lamoni Parksand Recreation $250.00
Newtown Community 4H Club $250.00
Parnell United Methodist Church $250.00

Second Quarter 2016
Lamoni FoodPantry $300.00
Jamesport Lions Club $500.00
Girl Scout Troop #8279 $200.00
City of New Hampton $250.00

Third Quarter 2016
Clio Festival Committee $250.00
Ravanna Community Building – Park Committee $250.00
Leon Chamber of Commerce $250.00
Bethany Kiwanis Club $500.00

Fourth Quarter 2016
Derby Community Center $250.00
Princeton Chamber of Commerce $250.00
Cainsville Community Betterment $250.00
Jamesport Community Association $500.00

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 Representative, 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.