Operation RoundUp

Group of African American men receiving a grant from Operation RoundUpOperation RoundUp is a grant program awarding money each quarter of the year (in January, April, July, and October) to non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status or IRS designated non-profit status.

  • Any 501(c)3 or IRS-designated non-profit or not-for profit in our service area – Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Halifax, Gates, Perquimans, or Chowan counties may apply for up to $5,000.
  • These same organizations are eligible to apply each quarter and may receive up to $5,000 in any calendar year.
  • RoundUp Bylaws

NOTICE: Groups that have received grants since February 2004 must provide an activity sheet detailing how the grant money was spent. This activity sheet MUST be submitted before an organization is eligible to receive a new grant.

The following are the required forms for application:

Organizations that have been awarded RoundUp grants in the past range from arts groups to fire departments to tutoring centers. The main thing that all of the organizations have in common is that they are either educational, charitable, or economic development organizations helping to meet the needs of underserved populations or geographic areas.

How does Operation RoundUp work?
Operation RoundUp allows Roanoke Electric member-owners to “round up” their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, if your bill for the month of April was $11.85, you could round it up to $12.00 and donate the extra 15 cents to Operation RoundUp. It has been estimated that a member-owner contributes an average of 50 cents per month or $6.00 per year. The maximum amount that a member-owner can contribute in a year’s time would be $11.88. Each quarter, the board of directors for the program’s administrative body, the Roanoke Care Trust, meets to determine who will be awarded funds. The funds will be given primarily to organizations that are serving either the health, safety, educational or recreational needs of citizens within our service area.
As a member-owner, how can I contribute?
If you are interested in signing up to contribute to the program, please call (252) 209-2236 or fill out the online application. Contributing literally only costs you pennies a month, the pennies when combined with those of other contributors, add up to powerful dollars.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: Please submit 2020 2nd quarter applications by Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5 p.m.

The next Care Trust Board meeting will be held Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at Roanoke Electric Co-op, Aulander, N.C.

For more information email roundup@roanokeelectric.com or call (252) 209-2236.

Applications must be received by the date the applications are due. Those received after that date will have to be resubmitted for the next round.