Sharing Success Community Grants
For the past four years, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation’s People Helping People (PHP) program has awarded $10,000 in grant funds to local nonprofit agencies in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Alamance and Chatham counties. More than 30 organizations have received funds to implement programs or purchase needed equipment to facilitate programs that help make a positive impact in the communities where Randolph EMC member-owners reside.
The Community Grants Program is a special project of PHP, made possible because its partnership with cooperative lender CoBank. CoBank's Sharing Success Matching Grant Program was started in 2012 as a way to give back to co-ops and the nonprofits they support. Under the program, CoBank allocates $4 million annually to match charitable contributions by cooperatives to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.
Randolph EMC has chosen its People Helping People nonprofit program to receive any awarded Sharing Success grant funds to extend its charitable reach into the community by supporting qualifying local charitable organizations.
The cooperative has applied for Sharing Success funds again for 2020 in hopes of continuing this program another year. When funding has been received, more information will be posted about applying for community grants. For additional information or questions, please contact Jill Vanness at 336-625-5177 or Jill.Vanness@RandolphEMC.com.