Operation Round-Up

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FreeState Electric Cooperative is pleased to provide financial support to community programs through Operation Round-Up®. Funding for Operation Round-Up is donated by the member-owners of FreeState Electric Cooperative, who volunteer to round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. The monies are combined, and grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

Recipients are selected by a committee of FreeState Electric Cooperative members, and contributions are awarded to non-profit programs, projects and organizations that improve the quality of life in our local communities and emphasize: 

• public safety

• healthcare

• self-sufficiency

• basic human needs

• cultural environment

• community leadership

• social issues for youth

Only one grant per year will be awarded to an organization.

All applicants must provide a complete application package for consideration.

Application deadlines are: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.  Download the application form. 

Funding for Operation Round-Up is donated by member-owners of FreeState Electric Cooperative who volunteer to round up their monthly electricity bill to the next even dollar amount. 

For example, if your bill is $78.70, it will round up to $79.00 and your contribution for the month is 30¢. Your donation is tax-deductible and never goes above 99¢ per month; the average donation for the year is $6. This may not sound like a lot, but when donations from all participating members are combined, Operation Round-Up can do a lot of good.

Please notify our billing department if you’d like to opt out of this community giving program, 800-794-1989. 

Grants are approved by a committee of FreeState Electric Cooperative members. They represent the areas across the co-op’s service territory. Members meet four times a year and are not paid for their time, but mileage is reimbursed.

Contact Sarah Farlee for questions about Operation Round-Up.

 

March Bill Stuffer with more information about the program!