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Sharing Success Grant

Sharing Success Grant

Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative is excited to announce our participation in the Sharing Success matching grant program once again this year.

 

This year, Burke-Divide Electric will award up to three (3) grants totaling $5,000.  Matching funds will be applied for through CoBank’s Sharing Success program and Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s matching grant fund.

 

To qualify for the grants, an organization must be a certified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, school or fire/ambulance department, and be located within Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative’s service territory.

 

Past recipients of the Sharing Success matching grant include the Crosby Blue Line Club, St. Luke’s Hospital, the Kenmare Rural Fire Protection District, Lake County Historical Society, Divide County Historical Society, and Prairie Tumbleweeds.

 

Organizations interested in applying for the Sharing Success grants should contact Heidi Robbins, member services manager, by phone at (701) 939-6671 or by email at heidi@bdec.coop for more information and an application.  The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

 

CoBank is a cooperative lending institution that provides loans and other financial services to vital industries throughout rural America including agribusiness, water, communications and power providers.  CoBank is headquartered outside Denver, CO, serving customers from regional banking centers across the U.S.  The Sharing Success matching grant program was launched by CoBank in 2012 as a way to highlight the International Year of Cooperatives.  The program was designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Bismarck that provides electricity to electric cooperatives in nine states, including Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative.  Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Charitable Giving Program mission statement is to distribute Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s charitable gifts to a wide range of programs for the greatest social and economic benefit for the Cooperative’s membership, employees and communities.

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