Operation Round-Up

Small Change That Changes Lives

Operation Round-Up allows First Electric members to help support worthwhile projects in our communities.

Participating in Operation Round-Up is easy. Each month, First Electric simply "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, a member's monthly bill of $52.73 would be rounded up to $53, with the additional 27 cents going to the Operation Round-Up Trust fund. Donations are tax deductible, and participating members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions in December and January.

Link to Enroll
Link to Download Application

The Operation Round-Up Trust fund is overseen by a nine-member board of community members, who are selected to serve by First Electric's board of directors. The trustees meet quarterly to review donation applications and select the recipients. First Electric pays all administrative expenses for the program, which allows all "rounded up" monies to be used for nonprofit donations and college scholarships. Since its inception in 1998, the Operation Round-Up program has awarded more than $935,000 in donations to nonprofit organizations and college scholarships.

Members can sign up here, call 800-489-7405 or stop by a First Electric office. Nonprofit organizations that would like to apply for funds can download the application or pick it up at a First Electric office. 

Operation Round-Up recipients for third quarter 2017

Congratulations to the 12 nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations in October! And thank you to the First Electric members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.

Recipients by county include:

  • In Faulkner County, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Faulkner County received $1,000.
  • In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000.
  • In Lonoke County, Open Arms Shelter received $1,000.
  • In Perry County, Williams Junction Volunteer Fire Department received $1,500.
  • In Prairie County, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Prairie County received $1,000.
  • In Pulaski County, Jacksonville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association received $1,000; Boys and Girls Club of Jacksonville received $1,000; Step Up Mentoring Program received $500; North Pulaski Community Complex received $500; Holy Sews, Inc. received $1,000; and North Pulaski Ball Park received $1,000.
  • In White County, White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received $1,800.