This year, Kubota Tractor Corporation celebrates a milestone anniversary — 50 years. To celebrate, they are giving back in a big way by expanding their second annual Kubota Hometown Proud grant program, a community grant program for cities, counties, and nonprofit organizations.
Kubota is expanding this year’s grant program fivefold to award five $100,000 grants, one in each of the company’s operating regions, to refresh or revitalize five local projects. Each of the five winning projects will be put to public vote in July for a chance to receive the Kubota Community Choice Award and an additional $100,000 grant.
Bridging the Gap to More Local Resources
Each dealer in Kubota’s 1,100 dealer network strives to give back and support the communities where they live and work. Kubota is helping to further bridge its dealers’ local relationships by connecting grant resources to community revitalization projects. The program is now accepting applications online through April 15, 2022. All municipalities and nonprofit organizations are invited to enter a community project — from parks and playgrounds to rodeo arenas or community gardens and more.
“Our goal is to help Kubota dealers, our customers, and our communities navigate challenges and achieve more, not only for today but for the next 50 years and well beyond,” Todd Stucke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product Support and Strategic Projects, Kubota Tractor Corporation said. “It’s constant evolution and innovation that keeps us forward-looking and focused on working together to build a better future for us all – because ‘together, we do more’ than we could ever do alone.”
Here’s How to Enter
Applying is an easy, three-step process:
- Visit KubotaHometownProud.com between now and April 15, 2022. An authorized officer or employee with the legal authority to act on behalf of the municipality or registered 501(c)(3) organization can enter.
- Fill out the online application form to tell us about a community project in need.
- Upload project photos and organization information, then click ‘enter.’ That’s it!
After the application period closes on Friday, April 15, 2022, all project entries will be reviewed, and Kubota will select five winners, one from each region to each receive a $100,000 grant. Then in July, the public is invited to visit the Hometown Proud website to cast a vote for one of the top five winning projects. The community project with the highest number of votes will be presented with the Kubota Community Choice Award and will receive an additional $100,000 grant this August.
Every voter that casts a vote will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Kubota residential Z200 Series zero-turn mower or BX Series sub-compact tractor. For more official rules and details, visit the application website.