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 $900,190 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 first quarter 2017

Congratulations to the 13 nonprofit organizations that received Operation Round-Up donations in December! And thank you to the First Electric members who help support their community by volunteering to have their electric bill rounded up each month.

Lake Norrell Fire Protection District received $1,500. Paron Community Trust received $1,000. Saline County 4-H foundation received $1,000.  Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Grant County received $1,000. The Literacy Council of Grant County received $500. Breakin Bread received $500. CAPCA received $500. Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 57 received $1,500. Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County received $1,500. Wilburn Fire District received $1,500. The Jacksonville Historical District received $1,000. Morrilton Human Relations Council received $1,500. Antioch Fire Department - Charles and Devona Price and David Copeland Aplin Fire Dept received $1500 Drasco Volunteer Fire Dept received $1742 Fishnet Missions of Jacksonville received $1000 Habitat for Humanity Saline County received $1500 Lonoke County 4H Foundation received $1000 Perry Co Fair Assn received $1000