Small Change Makes a Big
Difference It's only small change - 1
cent to 99 cents per month - but when you multiply
that by the thousands who participate in Operation
Round Up, it makes a big difference.
How it works
Since Operation Round Up began, our members have
contributed over $1 million to improve the quality
of life in our communities. Each month, your energy
bill is "rounded up" to the next highest dollar. The
average yearly contribution from each participant is
$6. The maximum yearly contribution is $11.88.
Contributions are tax deductible.
The money collected is pooled with contributions
from other participating members. A trust board,
representing a good cross section of local community
members who are aware of our communities' needs,
disperses the funds. The board meets four times each
year to screen and approve donation requests.
The trust board allocates funds according to general
guidelines. Categories include Community Service,
Economic Development, Education and Youth,
Environment, Emergency Energy Assistance and
Disaster Relief. All funds are used locally, except
in cases of unusual disasters. View recent grants
You can help
You can start making a difference in your community
today! To sign up, call 1-800-254-7944, download and
mail in the
sign-up form, or
"Contact Us" form to sign up online.
How organizations can apply for funds
organizations that want to apply for an East Central
Energy Trust grant may
download an application here or call
1-800-254-7944 ext. 8046 to request an application
The Operation Round Up Trust Board meets four times
per year. Meeting dates and application due dates
are listed below.
Application due date
January 21, 2013
December 18, 2012
April 22, 2013
March 19, 2013
July 22, 2013
June 18, 2013
October 21, 2013
September 24, 2013