Sharing Success grant applications

Jo-Carroll Energy is now seeking applications for Sharing Success grants. JCE will award up to four Sharing Success grants totaling $10,000 in 2023. Matching funds will be applied for through CoBank’s Sharing Success matching grant program, bringing the total possible grants to $20,000.To qualify for the grants, an organization must be a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, school or governmental entity such as as a police, fire or ambulance department and be located within the JCE service territory. Applications must also have a broad reach and impact for the community served.

Past recipients of the Sharing Success matching grant include: Savanna Fire Department, Galena Area Emergency Medical Service District, Thomson Chamber of Commerce, Fulton Police Department, Village of Chadwick/Chadwick Police Department, East Dubuque Fire Department, the Galena Arts & Recreation Center and Village of Thomson.

Organizations interested in applying for Sharing Success grants should contact Amy Johnston, executive assistant, at or 800-858-5522, ext.1216. Deadline for 2023 applications is March 30.

CoBank is a cooperative lending institution that provides loans and other financial services to vital industries throughout rural America. CoBank is headquartered outside Denver, Colo., serving customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. The Sharing Success matching grant program was launched in 2012 as a way to highlight the International Year of Cooperatives. It is designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country.