Giving back to the community we serve is a core cooperative principle. The Operation Round Up program from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is a great way for the co-op and its members to give back.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary, member-driven fundraising program for local community projects. Each month, Todd-Wadena “rounds up” the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, if you are a Operation Round Up participant and your bill is $110.73, it will be rounded up to $111.00. That additional 27 cents will be placed in a Community Trust and distributed to local charitable, community-based programs. The average annual contribution is about $6. If you are interested in rounding up your Todd-Wadena Electric bill, contact the Cooperative at (218)-631-3120 or (800)-321-8932.
Since the program’s inception in 2002, Todd-Wadena members have raised and donated more than $541,000 for more than 710 local community service projects!
Community groups are encouraged to apply for an Operation Round Up grant by completing a Operation Round Up application. The Trust Board evaluates funding requests in accordance with Community Trust bylaws and policies, three times a year. Application deadlines are January 15, May 15 and September 15.
Operation Round Up Application
Community Trust Board
The Operation Round Up Trust is administered by volunteer Community Trust Board members, appointed by the Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. Each Trust Board member may serve (2) consecutive 3-year terms.
Trust Board Members: