Operation Round-Up is a voluntary program in which a member elects to have their monthly electric bill ’rounded up’ to the next whole dollar. The money is used to provide assistance to community organizations in the United Power service territory. That small change, an average of 50 cents per month, adds up fast. Since its inception in 1995, Operation Round-Up has donated over $1.5 million to individuals, families and charitable groups in United Power’s service territory.
How does Round-Up work?
Say your electric bill for this month is $40.50. When you participate in Operation Round-Up, your bill will be automatically ’rounded-up’ to $41. That extra 50 cents, or an average of $6 per year, goes a long way to help people in your community.
Where does the Round-Up money go?
All Round-Up contributions are administered by a board of local residents who are members of your community and people who understand the unique needs in this area. Applications are considered separately for funding which covers utility expenses, housing costs and even medical bills. United Power covers all administrative costs of the program to ensure every donated dollar is distributed to worthy groups or organizations who serve United Power members.
How Often does the Round-Up Foundation Meet?
The Operation Round-Up board meets quarterly to consider applications. The meetings take place in January, April, July and October. Applications should be received by the last day of the month prior to the next scheduled quarterly meeting. For instance, an application must be received by March 31st, to be considered at the board’s April meeting. Awards will be distributed after those meeting dates. If you have questions about the planned meeting dates or submission deadlines, please call United Power.
2019 Operation Round-Up Board Meeting Schedule
January 23, 2019
April 23, 2019
July 16, 2019
October 15, 2019
Dec. 17, 2019
Use your small change to change someone’s life today.
- Sign up to Round-Up Your Monthly Electric Bill
- Coupon to Dine Out at Chili’s to Benefit Operation Round-Up
- Operation Round-Up Grant Application for Groups
Operation Round-Up Annual Reports
- 2018 Round-Up Annual Report (pdf)
- 2017 Round-Up Annual Report (pdf)
- 2016 Round-Up Annual Report (pdf)
- 2015 Round-Up Annual Report (pdf)