CoBank GrantCoBank Grant


One of Wharton County Electric Cooperative's most unique and exciting community programs is the CoBank Sharing Success program, a matching grant opportunity open to local nonprofit organizations. Aimed at supporting local communities and people, the grant is made possible by our board of directors, in partnership with CoBank – a national nonprofit cooperative bank owned by the rural American cooperatives it services.

“CoBank and WCEC have partnered in the Sharing Success matching grant program every year since 2012,” WCEC GM/CEO Gary Raybon says. “This grant program is a testament to CoBank and WCEC’s commitment to the communities and people that WCEC serves.”

CoBank’s Sharing Success fund matches charitable contributions made by its cooperative members, such as WCEC, to local nonprofits in their individual communities. The matching grant program is designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country. CoBank states that collaborating with their customers to support worthy causes they care about is a great way for them to make a positive difference and fulfill its mission of service to rural America. Since its inception in 2012, the program has generated more than $56 million in total charitable donations, primarily in rural areas across the country.


Wharton County Youth Fair - $20,000


Danevang V.F.D. - $5,000
El Campo V.F.D. - $5,000
Garwood V.F.D. - $5,000
Louise V.F.D. - $5,000


Gulf Coast CASA - $5,000
Pilgrim Rest ASAP - $5,000
Shall Not Hunger - $5,000
Wharton County S.P.O.T. - $5,000