Operation Round-Up

2014 Grant Applications Now Available!

Applications for the Spring 2014 Operation Round-Up awards are due by 4:00pm on May 1, 2014.  Late entries not accepted.

Funds are available for non-profit groups and organization in the Arrowhead Cooperative service area. Organizations may apply for a grant for a specific project or event. Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories:

  • Community Service 
  • Economic Development
  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Disaster Relief 

Applications are reviewed by the Operation Round Up Board of Trustees and evaluated based on a number of factors including:

  • Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community
  • Level of community support for the program or project
  • Administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or programs
  • Results that are predictable and can be evaluated
  • Photos and diagrams of specific requests

If your organization has received funds in the past you may apply again 18 months after your last award.

Download the application here

View the grant guidelines here

Questions? Contact Sara McManus

Round up your bill and reward the community.

Operation Round-Up

When you join the Operation Round-Up Program, we’ll automatically “round up” your monthly electric bill and donate the added change to area not-for-profits—making real change in our neighborhoods.

If your electric bill is $74.63, we can round it up to $75
and invest the additional 37¢ in the Operation Round-Up Trust.

The average annual contribution is $6.00 and the most a member could contribute in a year is just $11.88.

So far, Arrowhead Electric Cooperative members have contributed more than $195,000 in Cook County to program areas such as:
• Community Service
• Economic Development
• Education and Youth
• Environment
• Emergency Energy Assistance
• Disaster Relief