Since organizing our Operation Round Up program in 1993, Cass County Electric Cooperative members and employees have raised roughly $3.25 million. These funds have gone back into the community to help individuals and nonprofit organizations in need. Participation is simple: your monthly electric bill is rounded up to the nearest dollar, an estimated average of $5.81 per year — a small amount to help worthy causes in our region. These funds are used primarily within Cass County Electric Cooperative's service area for charitable, educational, environmental, and emergency assistance purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The funds are used for projects in the areas and communities served by Cass County Electric Cooperative. Certain projects could conceivably benefit both members and non-members of Cass County Electric Cooperative.
Before applying, please read the grant guidelines and eligibility requirements for receiving funds through Operation Round Up.
- Nonprofit organizations may download the application for grant funding. Completed applications may be emailed to Sarah Rhea at email@example.com.
- Applications must be returned by the 15th of the month prior to the next meeting for consideration because the Operation Round Up board meetings are held in March, June, September, and December.
- Completed applications will be reviewed by the volunteer Operation Round Up board and funding decisions will be made based on the applications.
- Individual and emergency funding applications may be requested by calling Sarah Rhea at 701-356-4437 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Round Up is a great benefit to our service area because it's based on the most vital cooperative principle: People doing together what can't be done individually.
Board Position Openings
Individuals and business leaders: Looking for a community service opportunity for yourself or your employees? Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation ORU is seeking candidates for its board of directors. You can become part of the team deciding where ORU funds are allocated. Candidates currently sought in district 1,3,4,5 and 6 (see district map). If interested, download and complete the Board of Director application and submit to Sarah Rhea at email@example.com.