Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $20,000 to three community organizations. Dakota Electric’s $5,000 donation to 360 Communities, $2,500 donation to ProAct and $2,500 donation to Dakota County’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon were matched by Cobank through the company’s Sharing Success grant program.
The donation to 360 Communities will aid in providing assistance to more than 16,000 individuals each year through holistic programming, which includes violence prevention and intervention, school success support and community resources.
The donation to ProAct will help serve people with disabilities and other barriers to access employment opportunities and gain community inclusion. ProAct provides a wide range of client services, which enhance employment skills and self-sufficiency capabilities. The organization serves the Twin Cities, western Wisconsin and southern Minnesota with quality workplace employees.
The donation to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will aid in creating awareness and connecting service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. The Minnesota cities involved in the program provide assistance to local military personnel and their families.
“These are great organizations to support,” said Cliff Bolstad of CoBank. “We are glad that Dakota Electric participates in our Sharing Success program.”
“We’re happy to have the opportunity to double our donations through CoBank’s grant,” said Dakota Electric’s President and CEO Greg Miller. “Due to the impact of COVID-19, CoBank’s increased matching grant will make our donations go even further.”