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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 September 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.
Eight local organizations recently received funds through Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Program. A total of $9,810 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 an July 9th meeting.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary charitable fundraising program through Lake Region Electric Cooperative. The trust fund is overseen by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees, who are selected to serve by LREC’s board of directors. Since October 2007, LREC’s Operation Round Up Program has awarded a total of $188,648.64 to area organizations.
Endorsements and gratitude
"Thanks for funding the 2018 Shop With a Hero event. The funds will help so many families!" ~ Shannon Riggle from the Fergus Falls Police Department.
Empowering Kids Perham is very excited to have received a donation from Operation Round Up. Funding will help with an afterschool program in a structured environment.
"Operation Round-Up funding helped to make the Average Jo Jr. event a success, and we truly thank you for your support!" ~ Leona Mostowski.