Operation Round Up
Noble REMC Operation Round Up Grant Deadline April 1, 2019
Operation Round Up participants, who deserve all the credit for the program's success, allow Noble REMC to round up their bill to the next whole dollar. The change goes into a trust fund for grants approved by a volunteer grant review board. The funds are transferred to the Operation Round Up Trust Fund at the Noble County Community Foundation, which distributes the funds and performs the accounting functions for the trust. Administrative costs for this program are minimal. The contributions are tax-deductible. To date, Noble REMC Operation Round Up has given back nearly $750,000 into local communities benefiting numerous organizations in our service territory.
Nonprofit, community-based organizations and school corporations serving the general area of our service territory, primarily Noble and DeKalb counties, are eligible to apply for grants for a project or service. Bylaws prohibit funding a grant above $5,000.
All grant applications must have written documentation of your 501(c)(3) and your federal ID number (EIN) must be included.
Applications for the next grant cycle will be accepted until April 1, 2019, and are available at the Noble REMC office at 300 Weber Road in Albion or right here on our website (see below).
Because of demand, all grant requestors are encouraged to only apply once per year. Those applying more than once will be considered after the others are reviewed.
The Operation Round Up Board is strictly voluntary and is currently comprised of five REMC members and two employees. Members have term limits and if you are interested in volunteering in the future, contact Board President Kevin Dreibelbis at 260-636-2113 or 800-933-7362.
Operation Round Up was started by a rural electric cooperative in South Carolina more than 25 years ago. Leading rural electric co-ops have joined together in these programs, generating millions of dollars for philanthropic causes at the local level. The success of the program is due to the generosity of the REMC members who allow us to round up their bill. If you choose not to participate, click here for an opt-out form.
To view the organizations who received funding during the last four quarters click below.
Three easy ways to obtain a grant application:
- Click here to download the grant application.
- Pick one up at the Noble REMC office.
- Contact Kevin at 260-636-2113 or 800-933-7362 to have one mailed.