What is Operation Round Up?
Operation Round Up is a volunteer community support program. It is designed to provide financial assistance to worthwhile projects and charities in our area. It's people helping people.
How does it work?
Each month, KPC will "round up" the electric bills of participating members to the next dollar. For example, if your June bill was $52.73, we would round it up to $53.00. The additional 27 cents would go to the Operation Round Up fund.
What will the money be used for?
That decision ultimately lies with the Trust Board which will administer the fund. The Bylaws allow the Trust Board to make donations to any worthwhile charitable cause. The only exception is political organizations or candidates.
Possible projects include fire fighting equipment for volunteer fire departments; life-saving equipment for ambulance or rescue squads; hospice programs; education scholarships; youth programs; food shelves; crisis centers; medical services following an accident or natural disaster.
Who administers the fund?
The Trust fund will be administered by the Kandiyohi Power Charitable Trust Board, a group of citizens appointed by, but operating independently of the Cooperative Board of Directors. The Trust Board will evaluate funding requests and determine how the funds will be distributed.
How are Operation Round Up funds applied for?
Application forms are available on our website, at the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative office and from the Trust Board members. Once an application form is completed, it should be forwarded to Kandiyohi Power Cooperative.
The Operation Round Up board meets quarterly. Applications are due January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. For the request to be considered, an application form must be submitted.