Arrowhead Cooperative Trust is now accepting grant applications for the Operation Round Up funds. Non-profit groups and organizations that serve communities in Cook County are encouraged to apply. Operation Round Up is a program designed to provide financial assistance to worthwhile projects and charities throughout Arrowhead’s service territory. In past distributions funds have been contributed to volunteer fire departments, the high school band, nature centers, performing arts groups, historical societies, public health initiatives, and more. Our county is fortunate to have a diverse group of organizations providing services to the community. The deadline to apply for Operation Roundup funds is October 1, 2014. The Arrowhead Cooperative Trust Board will review the applications and funds will be distributed during National Cooperative Month this October.
For further information contact Sara McManus in Arrowhead’s office, at 218-663-7239 or 800-864-3744. Applications and Guidelines can be downloaded from our Operation Round Up page.
Applicants are reminded to review the grant guidelines to make sure their applications include all necessary information.
Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories:
Education and Youth
Where do the funds come from?
Each month, Arrowhead “rounds up” the electric bills of participating members to the next dollar. For example, if your electric bill is $74.64, we would round it up to $75.00. The additional 36 cents would go directly to the Operation Round Up Trust. The average annual contribution from a cooperative member would be $6.00. The most a member could contribute annually would be $11.88. Participation is voluntary and 84% of Arrowhead Cooperative members choose to give. Operation Round Up is an opportunity for you to provide financial assistance to worthwhile projects and charities in our communities. Pennies donated by you each month become significant when added to the pennies donated by your fellow members.