Carroll EMC Awards Impact Grants
The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Foundation distributed 54 Impact Grants to charitable causes in the cooperative’s 6- county service area that totaled $69,807. Recipients gathered at the Foundation Reception Friday, August 9th at City Station to receive their grants.
These funds will be used toward a variety of local projects to serve, protect, and improve the surrounding communities and their residents. Impact Grants are made available to organizations through Member participation in Carroll EMC’s Operation Round Up program. Members are given the opportunity to contribute by rounding their electric bill to the nearest whole dollar. These funds are separate from company profits and are only accessible to the Foundation board of trustees who award the donations to eligible partners.
More than $3.4 million has been given back to Carroll EMC communities since the first issuing of grants in 2002. Health and human services, education, and environment protection are a few of the areas that receive funding from Carroll EMC’s Foundation.
“I would like to thank our grant applicants and our Members for their continued support of Operation Round Up,” said Taylor Key, Carroll EMC Foundation Administrator. “It is truly humbling to read the applications each year because it makes me aware of the good happening in the communities we serve. As Mother Teresa once said, ‘Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.’”
Impact Grants are only made possible through Member involvement. To sign up for Operation Round Up or to view the complete list of Impact Grant recipients, visit carrollemc.com.