Randolph EMC’s Sharing Success Community Grant applications now open

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation announces that applications are now open for its Sharing Success Community Grants. Nonprofits in the Randolph EMC service area of Randolph, Chatham, Moore, Montgomery, and Alamance Counties are eligible to apply.

The Sharing Success Community Grants Program is a special project of People Helping People (PHP), Randolph EMC’s 501(c)3 organization. Community Grant funds are made possible through the generosity of CoBank, an industry lender, and are separate and distinct from monthly member contributions to PHP.

“Since 2015, the PHP Board of Directors has awarded over $106,000 in grants to charitable nonprofits that lend a helping hand to those in need,” said Nicole Arnold, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Randolph EMC. “Randolph EMC’s core values guide our philanthropic efforts, and our People Helping People (PHP) program is one example of how the cooperative makes positive, lasting impacts on the communities we serve.”

PHP will distribute $20,000 for the 2023 grant cycle.  Qualifying organizations may apply for up to $2,000 in funding to implement programs or purchase necessary equipment to facilitate programs where Randolph EMC member-owners reside.

How to Apply

Grant guidelines, restrictions and funding priorities are available online here, and you can access the application here. Completed applications must be received electronically by May 31, 2023

Program Details

Each year, CoBank allocates $4 million annually to match cooperatives’ charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations in their local communities. For the 2023 grant cycle, CoBank matched Randolph EMC’s donation of $10,000 to PHP to provide a total of $20,000 in grant funding for nonprofit agencies in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Alamance and Chatham counties.

People Helping People is most effective when it focuses on helping those in need and providing assistance to community organizations that enjoy universal support among the members. Projects submitted for consideration should positively impact a significant number of community members and meet needs in the areas of health, financial support, or educational advancement.

For additional information or questions, please contact Nicole Arnold at 336-625-5177 or Nicole.Arnold@RandolphEMC.com.