As a Clarke Electric Cooperative member, you have a unique opportunity to support Operation Round-Up®, a program that provides financial support to organizations and individuals within the 8 counties served by Clarke Electric Cooperative.
How does it work?
Clarke Electric Cooperative members have the option of participating in the Operation Round-Up program, which rounds each month’s electric bill up to the next whole dollar amount. For example, if your electric bill is $134.25, your bill would be rounded up 75 cents to $135.00. Monthly donations can be as little as one penny or as much as 99 cents. The average annual contribution per member is $6.00. The max annual contribution is $11.88.
How is the money used?
Contributions will generally be made to non-profit, civic or community-based organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region. Projects should generally fit into one or more of these categories: Community Service, Economic Development, Education and/or Youth, Environment, or Disaster Relief including disaster relief for individual members.
How does an individual or organization apply?
Application forms are available for an organization or an individual to apply for the Operation Round Up program.
Select from the links listed here:
- Operation Round-Up Organization Application (PDF file print to complete)
- Operation Round-Up Individual Application (PDF file print to complete)
Grant Guidelines for organizations applying for Operations Round-Up program.
Funds for Operation Round-Up™ are voluntarily donated by Clarke Electric Cooperative consumer-owners and its employees. ORU contributions will be used in the local area served by the Cooperative for charitable purposes.
Contributions will generally be made to non-profit, civic, or community -based organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region.
Projects should fit in one or more of these categories: Community Service, Economic Development, Education and/or Youth, or Disaster Relief.
Applications must be submitted on Official Clarke Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up™ Application forms.
Contributions will generally be made to non-profit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under IRS Code Section 501 (c) ( ).
Contributions will not be made for:
a. Lobbying, political organizations or highly sensitive/controversial events.
b. Fraternal and labor organizations
c. Fundraising dinners, raffles, and other events.
d. Capital fund campaigns.
e. National fund drives.
g. Ongoing operational expenses.
h. Grants will not normally exceed $5,000 for any one group, organization or charity.
The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of funding requests:
a. Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community.
b. Level of community support for the program or project.
c. Administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or program.
d. Results are predictable and can be evaluated.
REQUIREMENTS/CHECKLIST (Applications not meeting all of these requirements will not be considered).
Completed application form.
Completed budget form showing how requested funds will be spent (include bids, quotes, pricing, etc.).
Copy of 501(c) ( ) or non-profit status letter (letter of determination from the IRS).
Please provide three letters of recommendation or support.
Click here for a printed copy of these guidelines.
What if I have multiple accounts?
Only your main account will be rounded up. The rest will be billed as usual.
How do I join?
Members of CEC are automatically enrolled unless you tell us you do not wish to participate. If you don’t want us to round up your bill.
How to Opt-out: