One of CKenergy’s most unique and exciting community programs is the CoBank Sharing Success program, a matching grant opportunity open to local nonprofit organizations. Aimed at supporting local communities and people, the grant is made possible by CKenergy Electric Cooperative’s governing board of directors in partnership with CoBank – a national nonprofit cooperative bank owned by the rural American cooperatives it services. The matching grant program is designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country.
On October 17, 2019, CKenergy provided a charitable donation in the amount of $2,500 to the Cordell Senior Citizens Center, Lone Wolf Senior Citizens Center and Putnam Senior Citizens Center. CoBank matched the donation through the Sharing Success Program in the amount of $2,500, thus providing a total of $5,000 to each Senior Citizens Center.
CoBank’s $4 million Sharing Success fund matches charitable contributions made by its cooperative members to local nonprofits in their individual communities. The matching grant program is designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country. CoBank states that collaborating with their customers to support worthy causes they care about is a great way for them to make a positive difference and fulfill its mission of service to rural America. Since its inception in 2012, the program has generated more than $36 million in total charitable donations, primarily in rural areas across the country. “Thanks to the generosity of CKenergy’s board of directors and CoBank, the Sharing Success Program enables us to give back to the communities we serve,” said Clint Pack, CEO of CKenergy.