Your small change makes a big difference
By itself, your spare change doesn't make much of a difference. However, when you combine it with thousands of other Tipmont members, it can change our communities for the better. That's the power of Operation Round Up through Tipmont REMC.
How it works
When you choose to sign up for Operation Round Up, your electric bill is rounded up to the nearest whole dollar each month. For example, a bill of $74.25 would become $75.00. The $0.75 difference is placed into the Operation Round Up trust fund. The average total contribution each year is about $6 and is tax-deductible. It seems pretty small, but what a difference all the contributions add up to!
Where does the money go?
The Operation Round Up program will provide financial aid to fund special projects of community and service organizations within the Tipmont REMC service area.
Operation Round Up funds are commonly used for:
- community service projects
- economic development
- food banks
- health and rescue organizations
- educational projects
- youth programs
How the money is distributed
The donations to Tipmont's Operation Round Up trust fund are distributed by a group of Tipmont members (trustees) appointed by Tipmont REMC. The trustees meet on a regular basis to review the grant applications and select which grants are funded.
Applying for a grant
Grants are awarded quarterly according to the schedule below. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status and provide signed documentation as evidence with the submission of the application.
|Cycle Number||Deadline for application||Board Action|
|1||1st Monday in January||3rd Monday in January|
|2||1st Monday in April||3rd Monday in April|
|3||1st Monday in July||3rd Monday in July|
|4||1st Monday in October||3rd Monday in October|
Ready to join Operation Round Up? Sign up now!