Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP) received a $5,000 donation from East River Electric Cooperative in December. East River participated in CoBank’s Sharing Success Program which is a matching grant program. East River donated $2,500 and CoBank matched that amount. Jake Good, Vice President of CoBank, said, “CoBank recognizes that our customers know best where funding can most effectively be provided to benefit their communities. The Sharing Success Program is a great way for us to positively impact the communities of our customers.”

ICAP is headquartered in Madison and is a community based non-profit organization which serves primarily low-income families and senior citizens in a 14-county area of East Central South Dakota. They administer a variety of programs supported through grants, donations and other community resources to assist participants and their communities to achieve full potential. Arleen Weerheim, ICAP’s Deputy Director, expressed gratitude for the donation. “Thank you very much for this generous donation. The funds will go to good use to assist low-income families in our community,” said Arleen. Locally, ICAP is involved in the Encore store, emergency assistance and other low-income programs.