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Tribune, KS–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WEC) announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, awarded a $1,000 grant to Greeley County Elementary Schools for hands-on learning manipulatives to further enhance the students reading, math, and social-emotional learning environment.

This grant money provides current and future students the opportunity to use manipulatives, allowing them to move from concrete experiences to abstract reasoning. Learning takes place in stages; the use of manipulatives helps students hone their thinking one step at a time.

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from community-based organizations on December 1, 2012. WEC and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this again year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Since 2012, the Sharing Success Fund has made $145,000 available to community-based organizations and projects across WEC’s service territory.

Community based organizations interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online. Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Director of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or

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Wheatland Electric Cooperative Member Services and Key Accounts Manager Kayanna Hammeke (left) presents a $1,000 Sharing Success grant to Greeley County Elementary Schools represented by Jana Phillips, 1st-grade teacher (right). Grant funds will be used toward enhancing classroom learning manipulatives.