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Community Involvement

Fleet Farm is proud to be a strong, local community partner.  We strive to be a good neighbor, providing products and experiences that match local needs.

To request a donation or sponsorship for your organization, stop into any Fleet Farm location and ask for a Donation Request Form, or download it here. Forms can be received and submitted at the Customer Service counter.

Once submitted, your request form will be reviewed by the local management team. Please allow 4-6 weeks upon receipt for evaluation.

Proud To Support These Organizations

Fleet Farm Celebrates 25 Years of College Scholarships for Future Farmers of America

For the 25th year in a row, Fleet Farm has awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to college seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America.  These outstanding students hail from Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and they are studying for science and agricultural degrees at colleges in the upper Midwest.  Fleet Farm is proud to support these wonderful students while continuing the longstanding partnership with Future Farmers of America.  Look here for more details on the 2020-2021 scholarship recipients.

Fleet Farm’s Heartfelt—and Record-Setting—Fundraising Effort

For the past two years, Fleet Farm has raised money for the American Heart Association.  In 2020, in partnership with our customers and suppliers, we eclipsed our fundraising goals and raised over $1,000,000 for the Southeast Wisconsin Heart & Stroke Walk. We are delighted to report this is the most ever raised in one year in Wisconsin and the entire Midwest RegionThe walk will be virtual in 2020; last year’s event is pictured here. 

Coming Together for Cedar Rapids

An unusually destructive summer storm called a derecho hit Cedar Rapids, downing trees and knocking out power.  Fleet Farm responded quickly with a semi-truck full of water in the parking lot of the Cedar Rapids store.  Soon more than 1,500 cases of bottled water were donated to local families.  In addition, the Chicago Steel hockey team offered a generous donation to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, a tier 1 junior ice hockey team who’s ice arena was significantly damaged.  The RoughRiders used the donation to go shopping at Fleet Farm for diapers, food and household necessities for the community.  Fleet Farm provided a discount in addition to a big surprise:  we matched the Chicago Steel’s donation, turning the shopping spree into 10 overflowing carts of goods for residents of the hard-hit area.

A Warm Welcome from Cedar Falls

Fleet Farm was the recipient of the John Milton Overman Award 2020 New Investor Award, presented by the City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities. General Manager Amber Brumm accepted the award for her store. As a newcomer to the area, we couldn’t be more proud to be part of the Cedar Falls community. We are honored to receive this welcome, and we look forward to serving the area for a long time to come. 

Fleet Farm Continues Tradition of Sponsoring Annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Once again, Fleet Farm will be a major sponsor of what’s called the “largest charitable ice fishing contest in North America” on Gull Lake.  The event is scheduled for January 30, 2021, and tickets will be sold at local Fleet Farm locations.  The 30th annual extravaganza is expected to attract more than 10,000 anglers, and attendees will find 20,000 ice fishing holes pre-drilled and ready to go. The ice fishing contest has accrued more than $3.3 million for charities since it started in 1991; the Confidence Learning Center, an outdoor center for persons of all ages with developmental disabilities, is the primary beneficiary of the event.  Fleet Farm is so proud to be part of this longstanding tradition.

Helping Pets Find a Home

Fleet Farm supported National “Clear the Shelter” Day events in our stores.  This summer, we collected thousands of dollars in donated items, focusing on the most needed supplies at local shelters and also helping many deserving animals find their forever homes. Our customers generously donated pet supplies, and some even went home with new pets for their families. 

Inaugural Sample Sale Provides Funds For 37,000 Meals

Fleet Farm regularly holds sample sales generating thousands of dollars for charity.  One recent sample sale at our Appleton Store Support Center was a huge success!  We raised a total of $12,254 that was donated to the Fox Valley Food Bank, enough to provide 37,000 meals through Feeding America.  Thank you to all who purchase products and bring canned goods for these good causes.

If You Teach a Kid to Fish…

For nearly 20 years, Kids Fishing Day has been a summer-fun tradition at Fleet Farm stores.  In 2019, overall attendance at these popular events grew by more than a third, and our local communities really got in the spirit of the day.  Kids learned about fishing line, knot tying, fishing safety, live bait, fish identification, casting and more.  While the event was not held in 2020, we are looking forward to returning in 2021.

Supporting Miracles in Motion in Cedar Rapids

Raven is a playful 13-year-old, black-and-white paint horse who loves people.  He’s also in the Military Veterans Equine Care Squad (MVECS) program.  When we opened our store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we donated $1,200 to adopt Raven and support the work of the Miracles in Motion Equestrian Therapy Center.   

Fleet Farm Supports Outdoor Education for At-Risk Youth

We believe in the power of getting outdoors and enjoying all that the natural environment has to offer.  We are thrilled to donate $20,700 to the Greater Green Bay YMCA in support of their Outdoor Environmental Education program.  Serving three schools with a high population of at-risk youth, this program and its camp instructors offer classes including canoeing, outdoor living skills and primitive fishing, all designed to create unique experiences that can inspire a life-long connection to nature.