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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Four Local Programs Named Recipient of Cooperative Grant

Osage Valley has partnered with our lender, CoBank , through their Sharing Success program, to make donations to nonprofit agencies in our community. Owned by their borrowers and a mission-based lender, CoBank is a cooperative focused on agriculture and rural infrastructure businesses in rural America. The very nature of a cooperative lends itself to working with one's neighbors for the common good. This is the third year of the Sharing Success partnership between CoBank and Osage Valley.

This year the cooperative focused on our community health foundations. The Bates County Community Health Foundation, Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation, Ellet Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Golden Valley Community Foundation were selected to receive a $2500 donation from Osage Valley with CoBank matching the donation for a total of $5,000 to each of the four organizations. We proudly support our local community health foundations as they work to enhance the quality of life and health care in our communities and provide support to hospital employees and their families.

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.

Cooperatives around the world operate according to the same set of core principles and values, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance. The seven principles provide cooperatives with a set of standards to abide by. The seventh of these principles is “Concern for Community” and Osage Valley is proud to exemplify this principle through the Sharing Success program and give back to our communities. #ConcernForCommunity #cooperative