WAKE FOREST, NC— Wake Electric is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Vance counties for the first quarter. The grant deadline is March 9, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
Through its Operation RoundUp program, the Wake Electric Foundation board will consider grant requests for projects and proposals that serve a broad range of individuals, as well as use the funds for educational, charitable or economic development purposes.

Grant requests can be made for up to $5,000 and are given out in January, April, July, and October. Grant applicants who apply this quarter will find out the status of their proposals in April 2012.

IRS designated nonprofit agencies serving the counties that Wake Electric serves (Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Vance counties) are eligible to apply. The agency does not have to be a member of Wake Electric.

Nonprofit organizations can receive up to $5,000 in a calendar year and can only apply once each calendar year.
For more information or for an application, go to www.wemc.com/oproundup.aspx or contact Wake Electric at 919.863.6312 or communications@wemc.com.
The funds for the Operation RoundUp grants come from WEMC members who agree to round up their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar. For example, if the bill is $104.91 – the bill will be rounded up 9 cents to $105.00.

Wake Electric is a non-profit electric utility serving more than 35,000 members in parts of Franklin, Durham, Granville, Johnston, Vance, Nash, and Wake counties.


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