PIE&G’s partnership with CoBank’s Sharing Success program provides matching grants to support local causes and organizations and to fulfill its mission of service to rural America as a trusted energy partner. In 2019, the Cheboygan County 4H Council was awarded $7,400 towards charter bus transportation costs for 79 students and 13 adults from six counties who travelled to East Lansing to attend MSU’s 4H Exploration Days. The pre-college event brings youth ages 11-19 to the MSU campus to learn life skills and experience what college might be like.
Active 501(c)(3) charity organizations within PIE&G’s service territory may apply for grants from $1,000 to $5,000, with a match from CoBank. Applications (available online at https://www.wolverinewired.com/pieg/sharing-success) are accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1 and should be mailed to PIE&G CoBank Sharing Success, PO Box 308, Onaway MI 49765 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Deanna at 800-423-6634 extension 1011.