The Kubota Hometown Proud community grant program awards $600,000 in grants to five deserving communities. This year, the program launched a call for entries in April and received nearly 800 applications before Kubota selected its five $100,000 regional grant winners.
Then, in August, all five community revitalization projects were put up for a public vote to determine one lucky “Community Choice Grant” winner to receive an additional $100,000, which ultimately was awarded to Lucasville Community Park, a new park concept for a small town in Ohio that needed a community gathering place.
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The 2023 Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program Community Choice Grant winner
Lucasville Community Park, Ohio
Every hometown needs a community gathering space, which is what this project is all about. Together with their local Kubota dealer, Ricer Equipment, Lucasville Community Park is the 2023 Community Choice grant recipient. The $200,000 will be used to build an arena and construct the next phase of the park, which consists of creating a quarter-mile-paved walking path to make the space accessible to all.
Kubota Hometown Proud is an annual grant program encouraging municipalities and nonprofit organizations to partner with their local Kubota dealership to apply for grant funding.
“Kubota is proud to give back to the communities where our dealers live and work,” said Todd Stucke, Senior Vice President for Kubota North America and Senior Vice President for Marketing, Product Support and strategic Projects for Kubota Tractor Corporation. “This year, the Kubota Hometown Proud grant program saw applicants from nearly every state in the country. We are incredibly honored to support this year’s projects and hope our funding and equipment will assist in bringing each winner’s vision to life to serve each hometown for many years to come.”
The company has awarded $1.2 million in Kubota Hometown Proud grants to date.