Farmers & Merchants Union Bank distributes $20K to local organizations

Columbus, Wis.-based Farmers & Merchants Union Bank recently allocated $20,000 in grants to numerous local organizations for their work during the pandemic.  

According to a press release, the grants, created by Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, are intended to help banks support local groups impacted by the pandemic.  

Recipients included:

  • Prairie Ridge Health Hospital after staff provided testing and education as well as treatment to recovery for the community. 
  • Sassy Cow Creamery after the organization provided free milk and dairy products for families in need.  
  • The N.I.C.C. Foundation, which provided masks, food and recognition during the pandemic. 
  • Local schools for their work in helping students through the pandemic, including the Columbus School District, Fall River School District, Rio Community Schools, Dodgeland School District, Cambria-Friesland School District, St. Jerome School, Wisconsin Academy, Petersen Elementary, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church & School and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School.  

“As a local community bank, it has always been our mission to promote growth and stability in the communities we serve, and that is true now more than ever,” said Farmers & Merchants Union Bank President and CEO Randy Bobholz.