Operation Round Up
Small change makes a big difference in our community through our Operation Round Up program.
REMC members can allow their electric bills to be "rounded up" to the next dollar each month. Those few extra cents are added to the Operation Round Up fund each month. The combined effort of hundreds of members participating helps this account grow to thousands of dollars which can be used for grants in our local community.
Participation in Operation Round Up® is strictly voluntary. Members will have an opportunity to choose whether to participate.
All Operation Round Up™® donations are placed in a trust fund and administered by an independent Board of Directors. The Trust is made up of community leaders who serve on the Board on a voluntary basis.
This Board receives and evaluates all requests for funds and determine how they will be distributed. Typically, the funding is used to address crucial needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education, but it is not limited to these categories.
- Labor, political, religious or sectarian groups
- For-profit business startups or development
- Endowments or endowed chairs
- Grant-making entities
- Long-term funding
- On-going support for operating costs
- After-the-fact/post-event situations
- Fund-raising events, post-prom, or post-graduation activities
- Groups or individuals to attend seminars or to take field trips
- Payments of any type of utility bill
All requests must be include a complete application. No personal presentations are accepted. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, or electronically. Please direct all applications to Operation Round Up or firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications for funds will be given consideration. Grant requests are considered on a quarterly basis and are made on a one-year basis. If a grant is approved, the organization must wait one year until reapplying. Re-application is necessary for consideration of a grant renewal.
The Trust receives numerous requests, therefore every request cannot be fulfilled either in full or part. We prefer to select those activities that provide the greatest benefit to individuals or to the community. The Trust will evaluate all programs based on community or individual need, practicality and feasibility.
Member's monthly bill: $52.73
Rounded up amount: $53.00
Added to Operation Round Up® Fund*: $.0.27
*Donations are tax-deductible, and members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions each January and February.
Deadlines for Grant Applications
- January 2, 2024
- March 5, 2024
- June 4, 2024
- September 3, 2024
Operation Round Up Board Members
- Mike Rissler, Chairman
- Dennis Fordice, Vice Chairman
- Terry Bruner, Secretary/Treasurer
- Kathy Collom
- Sally Curley
- Sharon Harmon
- Chris Sanders
- Caleb Wilson
- Diana Ruark
HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
Grants are available for both individuals or local organizations and agencies.
Please select the appropriate application, download it, complete it and return it to the REMC. We previously asked that 11 copies be submitted of the application, which is no longer needed. Please only submit one copy of the application.