Through the Sharing Success Charitable Contribution Program, Fayette EC recently presented four area nonprofit organizations with donations of $5,000 each. The recipients were CASA of Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties; Hospice Brazos Valley; the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center and the Turtle Wing Foundation.
CASA provides trained volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children until they are placed in a safe, nurturing and permanent home that is free from abuse.
Hospice Brazos Valley provides award-winning end-of-life and grief support services in 17 counties across Central Texas.
The Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center promotes and preserves the history and heritage of the early Czech immigrants. TCHCC is the top Czech archival institution in the state of Texas.
The Turtle Wing Foundation helps children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential.
The Sharing Success Charitable Contribution Program is a partnership between FEC and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, and one of FEC’s lending partners. The program was started in 2012 as a way to give back to co-ops and the nonprofits they support. Aimed at supporting local communities and people, the Sharing Success Grant Program matches FEC’s charitable contributions to local nonprofit organizations. Since the program’s inception, CoBank and its customers have together provided more than $50 million in support to nonprofit organizations across the nation.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially strain communities, organizations that rely on donations are getting hit hard. Thanks to CoBank’s generous support of a $10,000 matching grant this year, we will be able to provide financial assistance to four organizations that provide services in the communities that we serve,” said FEC General Manager Gary Don Nietsche.
“CoBank is proud to partner with Fayette Electric Cooperative to support these important organizations. Supporting the causes and organizations our customers care about most is a great way for the bank to make a positive impact and fulfill our mission of service to rural America,” added Mike Cowley, Vice President, CoBank Electric Distribution Division.
About Fayette Electric Cooperative
Organized in 1937, Fayette Electric Cooperative provides reliable, cost-effective service to over 9,830 member’s residences, farms, ranches and businesses in portions of Fayette, Bastrop, Lee, Washington, Austin, Colorado and Lavaca counties. FEC owns and operates over 2,920 miles of line and serves over 15,030 meters.
CoBank is a $158 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.