Through your generosity, by donating pennies, dimes, nickels, and quarters one time each month, the CCEC’s Operation RoundUP® program has reached the $2.5 million mark.
What is Operation RoundUP®?
It is a member-supported nonprofit program established in 1999 to help address unmet needs of individuals and organizations in our communities.
Co-op members agree to have their electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month, with the funds going directly to the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation. The Foundation Board is made up of 11 cooperative members from across our service area who volunteer their time to consider grant applications each month and direct the distribution of these funds.
All the money raised goes directly to grants and aid to individuals and organizations that embody the foundation’s mission of “assisting and empowering individuals with resources provided through the generosity of the cooperative’s members.” Every last penny that is collected is given back to the community. None of the money collected goes to administrative costs or compensation. Non-profit organizations must show proof of federal 501(c)3 classification.
How Operation RoundUP® works
More than 87 percent of the cooperative’s members participate in the monthly “round up” of their bills. And, while the individual contribution is very small – an average of $6 a year and no more than $11.88 a year – the collective effort of 33,000-plus cooperative members is powerful indeed and has made a difference in the lives of many.
Grant Application Contact
Sarah Grider: 252.247.3107 or 1.800.682.2217
Are You In?
If you are not participating in Operation RoundUP®, give us a call and we wil sign you up!