With one of our partner banks, CoBank, Western started the Sharing Success program in 2013. Each year, Western’s funds are matched by CoBank to make grants available for community projects.
In 2020, Western funded $5,000 in grants, which was matched by CoBank for a total of $10,000. These grants were awarded to five recipients.
“Our Sharing Success Program exists to make a positive difference in the communities Western Cooperative serves,” said Nolan Numrich member services manager. “Charitable, educational and non-profit organizations can apply for Sharing Success grants.”The 2020 Sharing Success grant recipients were Bunker Hill Historical Society, Grainfield Community Development Committee, City of Otis, Grainfield American Legion, Natoma American Legion. Each beneficiary demonstrated how the grant would benefit their community.
Since 2013, the Sharing Success program has donated $66,000 to local organizations bettering the communities we serve. Western’s Sharing Success program is now accepting applications.