GREAT BEND–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to Core Community in Barton County.
The Sharing Success grant funds will be used specifically to offset the costs of supplies and curriculum for the program, says Lenard Maxwell, Core Community liaison.
“Core Community works to break the cycle of generational poverty in Barton County,” Maxwell said. Weekly programs, including group presentations and personal visits, focus on helping individuals and families build up the resources to lift them out of poverty.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted.
Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online. Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.