CVEC Announces First Quarter Grant Recipients


Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CVEC) is thrilled to announce the recipients of Operation Round Up®’s 2024 first quarter funds, made possible by the generosity of our members. Through Operation Round Up®, members opt to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar, with the spare change collectively pooled and distributed as grants by the Chariton Valley Electric Operation Round Up® Foundation Board.

In April, after careful review of the submitted applications, the Foundation Board awarded $12,935 to four deserving local organizations. Thanks to the collective efforts of CVEC members, the following organizations have received grants:
 City of Chariton: $1,875 for purchasing two new soccer goals for their youngest division of youth soccer, enhancing recreational opportunities for local children.
 Drake Public Library Foundation: $5,000 to aid in purchasing materials and labor for patching and painting throughout the interior of the building, ensuring a welcoming environment for library patrons.
 Melrose Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 for acquiring gear for new members and equipment for trucks, strengthening their capacity to serve and protect the community.
 Monroe County Public Health: $1,060 to purchase stop the bleed kits and instructional booklets for patrol vehicles and the Monroe County Public Safety Center, enhancing emergency preparedness and response efforts.

As of April 2024, the Operation Round Up® program has helped 28 organizations by providing them with nearly $94,000 in grants.

If you know a group, organization, or project needing funding, please share CVEC’s Operation Round Up program with them. Applications and grant guidelines are available at Operation Round Up applications are due on the last business day of each quarter (March, June, September, and December).

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