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Grant Programs

GRM Networks Community Improvement Grants

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks positively influences the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory.

Grant applications are accepted twice a year, with deadlines on May 1 and November 1.  Grant amounts vary, with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500 awarded to successful applicants.  The Cooperative’s Board of Directors will review applications and award grant amounts.

Click here for a copy of the grant application.

Questions should be directed to Amy Davison, Sales Representative at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net.

GRM Networks Donates to Area Food Pantries

GRM Networks has donated $750 each to area food pantries through the cooperative’s Community Improvement Grant Program. Five food pantries in the cooperative’s operating area received the grants. From Missouri, they include the Harrison County Food Pantry in Bethany and the Mercer County Food Pantry in Princeton. In Iowa, the food pantries receiving grants are the Lamoni Food Pantry, SCICAP in Leon and FaDSS in Corydon. 

“Food pantries provide vital resources and food security to members of our communities on a regular basis,” said Ron Hinds, CEO of GRM Networks. “Due to the public health emergency, food pantries have experienced added pressure to fulfill these nutritional needs. GRM Networks values and understands the important role of food pantries and wants to support them with this donation during this challenging and uncertain time.”

Through the grant program, GRM Networks has positively influenced the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory.

Applications for the second distribution of grants are being accepted now through November 1, 2020. Grant amounts vary, with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500 awarded to successful applicants. The Cooperative’s Board of Directors will review applications and award grant amounts.

Questions regarding grant applications should be directed to Amy Davison, sales representative at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net.

Steve Miles, GRM Networks District Manager, pictured right, presented the donation on behalf of GRM Networks to Robert Skeens, President of the Harrison County Food Pantry, pictured left.

Donna Lutzen, Customer Service Representative at GRM Networks, pictured left, presented the donation on behalf of GRM Networks to Debbie Lankford, right, President of the Mercer County Food Pantry.

Michael Jordison, GRM Networks District Manager, pictured right, presented the donation on behalf of GRM Networks to Connie Kirkpatrick, Assistant Director of the Lamoni Food Pantry, pictured left.

Michael Jordison, GRM Networks District Manager, left, presented the donation on behalf of GRM Networks to Troy McBroom, right, Leon SCICAP Outreach Coordinator.

Michael Jordison, GRM Networks District Manager, pictured right, presented the donation on behalf of GRM Networks to Jamie Swearingin, FaDSS Coordinator in Corydon, pictured left.

Other Grant Opportunities

GRM Networks has two 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 Amy Davison, Sales Representative, at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net.

Aureon Charity Grant Program

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.  Applications may be submitted any time of the year and will be reviewed quarterly. Most awards range from $250 to $1500.

Learn more at https://www.aureon.com/about/aureon/community/.

Click here to download the Aureon application in PDF format.

FRS Community Grant Program

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 are awarded in four categories:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

Grants can range from $250 to $5000, with GRM Networks contributing 10% toward the one-time grant and the remainder of the award coming from FRS.

Learn more at www.FRS.org/communitygrants.  For further assistance with the application process, see the Application Guide and the Reviewer Scoring Sheet.