Non-profit organizations can apply for grants from Wake Electric

On a quarterly basis, Wake Electric offers grants to area non-profit organizations.  These grants are administered as part of our Operation RoundUp program.  The next deadline to apply is Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.  For details on the program and application process, see below.

Operation RoundUp:

Mission:                                            

The Wake Electric Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation designed to enhance economic infrastructure and job creation, promote service or charitable organizations, and meet emergency needs of individuals within the service area of Wake Electric.

Eligibility:    

IRS designated non-profit agencies serving the counties that Wake Electric Services – Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Vance counties.  The agency does NOT have to be a member of Wake Electric.

Subjects:                                           

Grants are open to all project and subject areas that enhance economic infrastructure and job creation, promote service or charitable organizations, and meet emergency needs of individuals within the service area of Wake Electric.

Agency grant limit: 

Agencies can receive up to $5,000 and be awarded one grant per twelve month period.

Term:

Operation RoundUp is a grant program awarding money each quarter of the year (in January, April, July, and October).  Current deadlines are posted on the Operation RoundUp website page.

Application:

A simple and convenient downloadable application is here.

Program Operation:            

Operation RoundUp allows Wake Electric members to roundup their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, as an Operation RoundUp contributor, if your bill is $91.85, your bill would be rounded up to $92.00 and the extra 15 cents would be donated to Operation RoundUp.

Contributing members give an average of 50 cents per month or $6.00 per year. The maximum amount that a member would contribute in a year’s time would be $11.88.

Each quarter, the board of directors for the program’s administrative body, the Wake Electric Foundation board, meets to determine who will be awarded funds.

Information: 

Email communications@wemc.com or call 919.863.6440.

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