How it Works
Operation Round Up is a charitable fundraising program that helps support charitable needs in our service area. Members can choose to “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, on average, $6 a year. The trust fund is overseen by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. The board of trustees meets quarterly to review donation applications and select grant recipients.
How to Participate
To be a part of this voluntary program, check the box on your billing statement or email email@example.com. You may also complete the Operation Round Up Participation Agreement and send that to us.
How to Get Funding
If you have a community project that needs funding, complete the Operation Round Up Application form and return it with supporting documentation for consideration.
Contributions will be distributed primarily in the local area served by Lake Region Electric Cooperative. Donations will be limited to non-profit, charitable organizations. Non-profit organizations that have been granted IRS Code 501(c)(3) status and serve a large number of people will be given priority.
Deadline for Application
Applications for funding will be accepted until June 15, 2018.
Congratulations to the nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations! And thank you to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.
More than one hundred local organizations recently received funds through Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. A total of $33,050 was awarded to support a variety of organizations within the co-op’s service area.
The funds were distributed by the Operation Round Up Board of Trustees at a January 8th meeting. Beneficiaries include county 4-H extension offices, fire departments, food shelf pantries, post prom committees, local college and high school scholarship foundations, county fairs, and community festivals. Funding to area food pantries will be sent in March to optimize matched donations during Food Share Month.
5 County 4-H Extension Offices • 5 County Fair Associations • 27 Area Fire Departments • 14 Food Shelf Pantries • 13 Post Prom Committees • 21 Scholarship Awards • 23 Community Festivals & Events
Endorsements and gratitude
- "Thank you for supporting the Ashby Community Club! We really appreciate the grant award for Appreciation Days".
- "Thank you so much for your generous donation to Otter Fest. It is greatly appreciated. Your support of our community is so helpful".
- From the Frazee Fire Department, "Thank you for the grant donation. We used it to purchase sic new medical bags to equip each fire truck! Your donation may save a life".
- "With the money you donated, Barnesville Fire Department purchased a Milwauke 2130-20 M-18 Trueview LED Stand Light. This will light up areas on fire or accident scenes, that will make our jobs a lot easier to run equipment and make a safe zone. This is a great organization and helps non-profits with small budgets buy needed equipment. Thanks again for including us in your program". - Michael Stetz, Fire Chief
- "Please accept my sincere thanks for your generous gift that was donated to our panty. The number of families visiting The Pantry continues to grow thus your gift is especially appreciated at this time".
- "Thank you for the donation to the Parkers Prairie Area Dollars for Scholars programs. On behalf of all our students, thank you for your generous contribution".