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Area Youth Benefit Fund

Area Youth Benefit Fund

In 1993, Farmers' Electric Cooperative established the Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) for the purpose of providing financial assistance toward the payment of medical bills for children 18 years of age and under. The fund is designed to assist families with children who have been ill or injured.  Assistance is available for families regardless of whether or not they are insured.

The fund primarily operates in the counties of Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Linn, Livingston and Ray. A family who receives electricity from Farmers' Electric Cooperative, but resides in a county not listed above also qualifies for AYBF assistance. A family that resides in the counties listed above does not have to be a member of the cooperative to receive financial assistance. The AYBF is a 501 (c)3 charity.

A separate board of directors has been named to administer the AYBF. All applications for assistance will be made to them and the directors have been empowered to administer the fund as they so choose.

Overall, Farmers' Electric has distributed over $750,000 to 661 families in north Missouri. The fund is supported by an annual dinner-auction and golf tournament held each August, as well as by Members of Farmers' Electric Cooperative through the Operation Roundup Program.


Want to be involved? Donate any amount you wish right now via PayPal.  

Does your employer offer matching donations?  Our EIN # is 43-1636129.  

Thanks so much for your help in supporting this worthy cause!



Applications for AYBF assistance may be made by contacting the Co-op office at 660-646-4281 or 1-800-279-0496.  You also have the option of printing out the application using the link below.


Area Youth Benefit Fund Application

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Below is the county-by-county breakdown of donations made since the charity began in 1993.

County Donation
Caldwell... $  79,445.76
Carroll... $  80,517.88
Chariton... $  49,787.10
Clinton... $  64,246.38
Daviess... $  75,835.42
DeKalb... $  58,540.32
Lafayette... $    1,000.00
Linn... $  73,807.96
Livingston... $193,622.23
Ray... $  73,174.43
Gentry... $    1,800.00




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