Operation Round Up (previously the Community Foundation of Central Electric Cooperative), 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 and Personal Needs. 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. Meetings are held in February, April, June, August, October and December. 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.
Completed applications may be mailed to:
Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up
Attn: Erin Talley
P.O. Box 1809
Stillwater, OK 74076
Applications may also be faxed to (405) 533-4122 or dropped off at Central's office located at 3305 S. Boomer Rd., in Stillwater. For any questions concerning the Operation Round Up, please call Erin Talley at (405) 533-4107.