Operation Round Up
The Central Community Foundation, established in 2006, is a charitable organization that distributes funds to individuals and organizations throughout the communities within Central's service area. Funding is available in one of the following categories: Health Care, Disaster Relief, Education, Personal Need and Community Purpose. Funds will not be used to pay electric bills, nor will they be used for political purposes.
Each month, Central members have the option to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar and that money is put into the Operation Round Up fund. On average, $6,500 each month goes into the Operation Round Up fund. To date, Operation Round Up has given more than $564,000 dollars to individuals and organizations throughout Central's service area.
The Operation Round Up advisory board meets bimonthly to review grant applications. Applicants will receive written notification of the board's decision following the meeting. Organizations can receive a maximum of $10,000 in one year. Individuals can receive a maximum of $2,500 in one year and $500 under the category of personal needs.