Wheatland Electric’s Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation surpassed $30,000 in total funds awarded since its inception in December 2012 with a recent $1,000 grant to the Hamilton County Library.
The grant went for the purchase of 10 Playaway Launchpads. The Launchpads are a pre-loaded learning tablet created just for kids and have allowed the library to expand its collection and stay up-to-date with technology. The grant marks the 37th grant awarded through Wheatland’s Sharing Success program.
The program was created through a partnership with one of Wheatland’s partner banks, CoBank, and the Scott Community Foundation. Through its own program of the same name, CoBank began by offering a $5,000 matching donation to a charitable organization of the cooperative’s choosing. Wheatland approached the Scott Community Foundation with the idea of leveraging the funds to make a number of smaller grants to other non-profits throughout Wheatland’s service territory. The program grew from there.