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FINNEY COUNTY, KS–Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced today that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Kansas Children’s Service League.

The Sharing Success grant funds will be used towards the Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) Head Start Hero program which began in 2022 to support their Head Start and Early Head Start programs in southwestern Kansas.

These programs are centered around creating, repairing, and restoring healthy parent-child relationships. They provide trainings and resources to staff, up-to-date childhood development education, parental trainings, and meals for children that are enrolled in center-based services.

KCSL is a private, not-for-profit agency with the mission to protect and promote the well-being of children. They serve families throughout Kansas, providing programs and services to keep families and children safe. They work to help keep families together by teaching and modeling positive parenting and child development, while also focusing on family health care needs.

The local office based in Garden City serves 10 western Kansas counties: Wichita, Scott, Kearny, Finney, Gray, Haskell, Stevens, Stanton, Seward, and Grant.

The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from community-based organizations on December 1, 2012.

Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each contributed $10,000 this year to the fund. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Since its inception, the Sharing Success Fund has made $125,000 available to community-based organizations and projects across our service territory.

Community based organizations interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund can apply online. Questions should be referred to Alli Conine, Director of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or

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Wheatland Electric Director of Member Services and Corporate Communications, Alli Conine (right), presents a $1,000 Sharing Success grant from Wheatland Electric to representatives of the Kansas Children’s Service League. Pictured from left are Janene Radke, director of the Head Start program, and Cecilia Douglass, a grant development manager for Head Start.