Calling ALL NonProfits
Posted on August 30th, 2023
Operation Round-Up allows First Electric members to help support worthwhile projects in our communities and scholarships for students.
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.
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 $1.47 million in donations to nonprofit organizations and college scholarships.
Meetings are held the first week of each quarter. The deadlines for nonprofit donation applications are:
- 1st Quarter deadline – March 15
- 2nd Quarter deadline – June 15
- 3rd Quarter deadline – Sept. 15
- 4th Quarter deadline – Nov. 15
Members can enroll by calling 800-489-7405, using our app or stopping by any First Electric office.