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Operation Round-Up Instructions

Polk-Burnett is pleased to provide financial support to community programs through Operation Round-Up®. Funding for Operation Round-Up is donated by the member-owners of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative, who volunteer to round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. The monies are combined and grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

Recipients are selected by a committee of Polk-Burnett members, and contributions are generally awarded to non-profit programs, projects and organizations that improve the quality of life in our local communities and emphasize: public safety, health care, self-sufficiency, basic human needs, our cultural environment, community leadership and social issues for youth. Only one grant per year will be awarded to an organization.

Unless your project benefits the overall community, contributions are generally not awarded to: lobbying, political, religious, veteran, national or fraternal organizations; fundraising dinners, raffles or events; individuals; capital fund campaigns; scholarship programs; national fund drives or advertising.

All applicants must provide a complete application package for consideration, including:
1. An official application form.
2. Your organization's most recent financial statement (a budget summary or balance sheet showing income and expenses specific to the project or program for which you are seeking grant funds).
3. Documentation of tax-exempt status under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) or a letter of explanation regarding your tax-exempt status. (See sample PDF.)
4. If your organization has previously received an Operation Round-Up grant, the application requires that you give a detailed account of how the previous grant was used.

We invite you to apply for a grant if you meet our criteria. Application deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Please send the application to the address listed on the application form.

Thank you for your interest in Operation Round-Up and your efforts to improve our community. If you have questions, please contact Joan O’Fallon, Polk-Burnett communications director, 800-421-0283.


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