Operation Round Up Welcomes Grant Applications

Arrowhead Electric Trust will be accepting grant applications for the Operation Round Up funds beginning September 1st. Non-profit groups and organizations that serve communities in Cook County are encouraged to apply.  View the full information and downloadable forms on the Operation Round Up page or continue to read on below.

Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories:

Community Service

Economic Development

Education and Youth


Disaster Relief

Operation Round Up is a program designed to provide financial assistance to worthwhile projects and charities throughout Arrowhead’s service territory.  In past distributions funds have been contributed to volunteer fire departments, the high school band, nature centers, performing arts groups, historical societies, public health initiatives, and more. Our county is fortunate to have a diverse group of organizations providing services to the community.

Each month, Arrowhead “rounds up” the electric bills of participating members to the next dollar.  For example, if your electric bill is $74.64, we would round it up to $75.00.  The additional 36 cents would go directly to the Operation Round Up Trust.  The average annual contribution from a cooperative member would be $6.00.  The most a member could contribute annually would be $11.88. Participation is voluntary and 84% of Arrowhead Cooperative members choose to give.

Operation Round Up is an opportunity for you to provide financial assistance to worthwhile projects and charities in our communities.  Pennies donated by you each month become significant when added to the pennies donated by your fellow members.

The deadline to apply for Operation Roundup funds is September 23, 2013.  The Arrowhead Electric Trust Board will meet in October to review the applications.  Funds will be distributed during “Celebrate Co-op Month” in October.

For further information contact Jenny Kartes, Arrowhead’s Office Manager, at 218-663-7239 or 800-864-3744.  Arrowhead grant applications can be obtained online at www.aecimn.com. Applicants are reminded to review the grant guidelines to make sure their applications include all necessary information.

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