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 September 15, 2019.
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 $37,700 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 14th meeting. Beneficiaries include county five 4-H extension offices, 27 fire departments, 14 food shelf pantries, 13 post prom committees, 24 local college and high school scholarship foundations, five county fairs, and 24 community festivals. Funding to area food pantries will be sent in March to optimize matched donations during Food Share Month.
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 $207,913 to area organizations.