Within its service territory and beyond, Wake Electric is known for its tradition of community involvement and support. Through our grant and scholarship programs, Wake Electric invests in the communities where its members and employees live and work. As part of our efforts to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, we offer the quarterly Operation RoundUp program, a grant program awarding funds to non-profit organizations within Wake Electric’s service territory.
NOTE: The deadline for the next round of grants – 3rd quarter – is Friday, September 9, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
2nd quarter winners for Operation RoundUp Grants:
Prevent Blindness, $1,000
Autism Society of NC Camp Royall (within service area), $1,000
Boys & Girls Club-North Central, $1,000
Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department Purchase, $1,500
Feeding Franklin Inc., Youngsville Area $1,000
Franklin County Co-op Extension, $1,300
Franklin County Department of Social Services, $1,500
Habitat for Humanity, $1,500
Meals on Wheels, Northern Wake County, $1,575
Remnant Community Back to School Rally, $1,500
Shiloh Temple Back to School Supplies, $1,000
Transitions LifeCare, $2,500
Vance County 4-H Funding, $1,500
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.
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.
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.
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: Go to https://wemc.com/operation-roundup/
Operation RoundUp allows Wake Electric members to roundup their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donates 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org call 919.863.6312.