Sharing Success Program
Wheatland’s “Sharing Success” program donates $10,000 each year to worthy non-profit organizations in Western Kansas. The program is just what the name implies: a chance for Wheatland to share its own financial stability with non-profit organizations and for Wheatland to enjoy the success of those groups — which are doing great work.
In 2012, Wheatland teamed up with one of the banks it does business with, CoBank, to launch the charitable fund. CoBank is itself a cooperative, serving agricultural businesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations. Each year, Wheatland contributes $5,000 and CoBank matches it, for a total of $10,000 to give to worthy groups.
Since its launch, the Sharing Success program has awarded 37 grants for a total of $30,468. Here are just a few of the fantastic projects we’ve supported so
- Bad Boyz Boxing Club in Finney County for headgear for participants in its youth boxing program.
- Greath Bend Community Theatre to help replace its production lighting.
- Breast Cancer Unity Project in Scott City to distribute breast health information to female high school students.
- Wichita County Health Center Volunteers to help purchase a player piano for its residents.
- Hamilton County Library to help create a teen hangout reading room.
The Scott Community Foundation manages the Sharing Success fund. Grants are typically made in $1,000 blocks, with an emphasis on spreading the wealth evenly to all corners of Wheatland’s service territory. If your non-profit group would like to be considered for a grant, please contact Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services and Key Accounts, at 620-874-4563 for further details.