MFA Oil Foundation Donates More than $300,000 to Local Nonprofits
October 25, 2023
The MFA Oil Foundation announces it awarded over $300,000 in nonprofit support during its 2023 fiscal year to 118 organizations in 91 communities where MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy-supply cooperative, operates.
The MFA Oil Foundation supports local organizations serving education, youth, humanitarian services and civic endeavors.
James Greer, senior vice president of supply and transportation, is chairman of the MFA Oil Foundation. He says the co-op is proud to provide nonprofits with funding to address vital community needs. Grants from the MFA Oil Foundation are frequently used to help nonprofits complete major projects or make significant purchases.
“We are all about empowering the local organizations that are working to improve life in the communities we serve,” Greer said. “We’ve provided grants for various projects throughout the years, from helping booster clubs construct practice fields for track athletes to aiding preschools with purchasing kitchen equipment and assisting rural fire departments with life-saving equipment purchases. When I drive through these communities and see the tangible impacts of our grants, like a baseball game being played under lights we helped purchase, it’s incredibly satisfying.”
The grants awarded in 2023 include more than $152,000 for education (schools), over $59,000 for civic endeavors (fire and police departments, historical societies, etc.), more than $47,000 for human services (food banks, senior centers, etc.), and nearly $41,000 for youth (playgrounds, youth sports, etc.).
Throughout the company’s 2024 fiscal year, which runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31, the MFA Oil Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since its founding in 1998, the foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million in grants to community organizations throughout the cooperative’s trade territory.
Organizations interested in applying for future grants can find program guidelines and eligibility requirements at mfaoil.com/foundation.