Operation Round-Up

Fall 2014 Grant Applications Available!

Applications for the Fall 2014 Operation Round-Up awards are due by 4:00pm on October 1, 2014.  

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. Awards will not exceed $5,000. Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories:

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

Tips for submitting your application:

Applications should be typed.

Be sure to provide a clear financial statement for the past year.

Describe both the full extent of your project and the portion that you want the Round Up grant to fund. You are not limited for space, so please attach photos or illustrations or any additional materials to help describe the project.

Awards are generally not made for on-going operational expenses such as maintenance, repairs, supplies, or wages.

If your organization has received funds in the past you may apply again 18 months after your last award, if you have submitted your Final Report. 

Download the Grant 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