Sharing Success Program
Harney Electric Cooperative, Inc. was established with the belief that we have both economic and social responsibilities to our members and our communities. These groups should benefit from our existence. When programs of mutual interest can benefit our service area, we are compelled by our ideals and objectives to provide leadership and cooperation.
Recently we were made aware of an annual grant offered by Co-Bank, which matches contributions made by cooperatives in order to fulfill an ongoing mission to service rural America and build vibrant communities across the country. The board of directors has approved participation in this program.
The Board has determined that up to $5,000 per year be set aside for possible donation to qualifying organizations. To be eligible for the grant, the project must be within Harney Electric's service territory, should benefit the HEC membership and the Cooperative indirectly, and must be a certified non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. If you know of an organization or project that fits these requirements, please submit an application for consideration. Applications can be submitted at any time, but the board will evaluate and select only one recipient a year.
Contributions to Date:
A grant of $5,000 from Harney Electric, plus another $5,000 matching donation from Co-Bank was awarded to the Crane Rangeland Fire Protection Association to help meet their goals, which include constructing a new building, increasing training, and pursuing the development of a rural fire department.
A grant of $5,000 from Harney Electric, plus another $5,000 matching donation from Co-Bank was awarded to the Crane Area Schools Education Foundation to make updates to the dorm food service area and commons room, which is used by Harney Electric for our annual meeting and provides up to three meals a day for most of the Crane student population.