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Giving Back

As your locally owned cooperative, ALCIVIA supports the sustainable development of the communities and families we service, with programs designed to foster agricultural leadership, education, safety, and ending hunger.

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Scholarships

To encourage academic, professional, and leadership development among post-secondary students, ALCIVIA awards 25 scholarships of $1,000 each, to students pursuing a two- or four-year degree, agriculture short course students, and/or high school seniors each year. All active ALCIVIA members, employees, and their children are eligible to apply.

We have awarded more than 900 scholarships totaling more than $465,850 to students since 1989. Building a strong future for agriculture helps ensure a strong future for our members, our communities, and the world. 

The submission period for 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is closed as of January 31, 2024. The 2024-2025 applications will open in Fall of 2024.

Core causes

  • ENDING HUNGER

    ALCIVIA supports the efforts of local food pantries and other organizations to end hunger in the communities across our trade territory. Over the past decade, we’ve partnered with food banks like Second Harvest to provide more than 322,000 meals to local food pantries. ALCIVIA employees have volunteered during their busy holiday season sorting food and prepping deliveries. We’re also pleased to provide funding to local summer and weekend ‘backpack’ programs where kids receive food to take home for the weekend or get lunch during the summer in a local park.

  • FAIR PARTICIPATION

    New in 2023, ALCIVIA provided a $100 participation award for small livestock (rabbits, chickens, turkeys) and $150 participation award for large livestock (beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, goats, horses) to any youth participant that showed an animal at a local fair and whose family is a member of our cooperative. Since we started the program in 2018, we’ve supported more than 1,700 fair projects totaling over $180,000 back to the youth. Applications will open in June 2024. Email marketing@ALCIVIA.com with any questions. 

  • PROMOTING A ‘SAFETY FIRST’ CULTURE

    ALCIVIA prides itself on fostering a safe working environment that expands into the communities we serve. Ongoing efforts will be made to support local safety organizations such as police, fire departments, EMS responders, and others to keep our communities safe.

  • PROMOTING AGRICULTURE AND RURAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    ALCIVIA provides support to those members, communities, and organizations that seek to promote a positive image of the agricultural industry, promote youth leadership development and ag education, including FFA, 4-H and Ag in the Classroom, dairy breakfasts, county fairs and farm tours.

promoting a 'safety first' culture

Community Safety

 Safety is non-negotiable at ALCIVIA. This past year we invested nearly $25,000 to enhance safety operations for local first responders, EMS, fire and police departments, and more. We supported projects for new life-saving equipment at local departments, including the Cottage Grove Fire Department.

The department needed a new Jaws of Life system and with matching partner funds, we were able to triple our donation for that project.

ALCIVIA takes safety of our members, customers, employees, and communities seriously and wants everyone to go home safety to their families each night. Contributions like these allow us to assist in that effort.

Rural and youth development

Scholarship Program

To encourage academic, professional, and leadership development among post-secondary students, ALCIVIA awards 25 scholarships of $1,000 each, to students pursuing a two- or four-year degree, agriculture short course students, and/or high school seniors each year. All active ALCIVIA members, employees, and their children are eligible to apply.

We have awarded more than 900 scholarships totaling more than $465,850 to students since 1989. Building a strong future for agriculture helps ensure a strong future for our members, our communities, and the world. 

ALCIVIA is delighted to announce the 2023-24 scholarship winners:

High School Recipients

Alana Durtschi – Albany High School, attending UW-La Crosse

Alicia Hill – Arise Virtual High School, attending Carroll University 

Alyssa Nowak – East Troy High School, attending Gateway Technical College

Brian Styer – Menomonie High School, attending UW-Madison

Camryn Kirkham – Augusta High School, attending Chippewa Valley Technical College

Chance Austin – Milton High School, attending Iowa State University

Charlotte Tompkins – Rio High School, attending UW-La Crosse

Cole Weisenbeck – Durand-Arkansaw High School, attending UW-Platteville

Dani Graff – Markesan High School, attending UW-Platteville

Elena Weber – Durand-Arkansaw High School, undecided

Gabrielle Neumann – Osceola High School, attending Iowa State University

Hillary Klubertanz – Columbus High School, attending Kansas State University

Luke Fischer – Lincoln High School, attending UW-Madison

High School Recipients Cont.

Luke Hying – Waterford Union High School, attending Southwest Technical College

Lundyn Carlson – Pepin High School, attending University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Megan Glover – Markesan High School, Fox Valley Technical College

Olivia Saxe – Mondovi High School, undecided

Payton Calvert – Cuba City High School, Southwest Technical College

Sarah Jensen – Amery High School, attending Minnesota State University

Tyce Bettenhausen – Cambridge High School, attending UW-Platteville

Valery Vayserberg – McFarland High School, undecided

College Recipients

Erik Schultz – Blackhawk Technical College

Karyn Duddeck – UW-Stout

Kendra Goplin – South Dakota State University

Kyle Diedrich – UW-Whitewater