The Sonoma County Grange Credit Union was established in 1948 to provide affordable financial services to individuals in agriculture

Youth Accounts
4-H Gold Star/ Platinum Star

Sonoma County Grange Credit Union has partnered with the 4-H office to award the Gold & Platinum Stars with an additional award. Gold Star winners receive a $50 certificate and Platinum Stars receive a $75 certificate redeemable at the Credit Union to open a new savings and checking account. We will then deposit the first $50 or $75 into their new account. If the child already has an account with us, we will deposit $50 or $75 into their existing account.

FFA Proficiency

Sonoma County Grange Credit Union has partnered with the local FFA groups to award the FFA Proficiency award. Proficiency award winners receive a $75 certificate redeemable at the Credit Union to open a new savings and checking account. We will then deposit the first $75 into their new account. If the child already has an account with us, we will deposit $75 into their existing account.

Zero Interest Ag Loan

Zero Interest Ag Loans are available to all 4-H and FFA members.  These loans are designed to help youth finance their market animal projects. All of the youth create a business plan and fill out a loan application. Once they repay their loan we will report to the credit bureau and they will receive a credit score.

This fantastic program is designed to help 4-H and FFA members establish credit before they turn 18! The program also teaches them how to create a business plan, how to apply for a loan; fill out loan documents, and the importance of responsibility when they pay back the loan.

4-H and FFA members who have had an Ag Loan for several years have great credit and have learned a valuable lesson about financial responsibility.  As northern California’s only consumer Credit Union exclusively serving the agricultural community, we are proud to offer the 4-H and FFA members and their families the chance to finance their market projects and learn the importance of financial responsibility with our Zero Interest Ag Loans.

 

4H/FFA Project Share Certificate

Save the proceeds from your project for next year’s purchase in a special, higher rate share certificate. Click here for rates.

4H/FFA Agricultural Loan Program

A zero interest loan program allows youth to purchase necessary livestock or equipment to successfully complete 4-H or FFA projects. These loans are reported to the Credit Bureau and establish a credit score for the borrowers! Click here to apply.

Special Project Grants

4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters may request a grant for special projects that involve the general membership of the organization. These grants are gifts and do not have to be repaid. Click here to apply.

Scholarships

Annual scholarships are available to youth interested in pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field. Click here to apply.

Youth Newsletter

Semi-annual newsletter focusing on youth and their activities both in the Credit Union and their respective 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters.

FFA Proficiency Award Certificate

Each year, all FFA proficiency award winners receive $75 toward their savings account with the Sonoma County Grange Credit Union.

4-H Gold Star Certificate

All 4-H Gold Star recipients receive $75 toward their savings account with the Sonoma County Grange Credit Union.