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Operation RoundUP

Operation RoundUP LogoWhat is Operation RoundUP?

It is a member-supported nonprofit program established in 1999, through which co-op members agree to have their electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month, with the funds going directly to the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation. The Foundation Board is made up of 10 cooperative members from across our service area who volunteer their time to consider grant applications each month and direct the distribution of these funds.

All the money raised goes directly to grants and aid to individuals and organizations that embody the foundation’s mission of "assisting and empowering individuals with resources provided through the generosity of the cooperative’s members" Every last penny that is collected is given back to the community. None of the money collected goes to administrative costs or compensation. Non-profit organizations must show proof of federal 501(c)3 classification.

Some 92.5 percent of our members—more than 29,850 people—chip in to support Operation RoundUP, and are having a big impact in our community. While the individual contribution is very small—an average of $6 a year and no more than $11.88 a year—the collective effort of nearly 30,000 cooperative members is powerful indeed and has made a difference in the lives of many.

These donations are placed in the care of the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation Board of Directors, which is made up of 10 cooperative members from across the cooperative’s service territory who volunteer their time to consider grants that will help individuals in need. The board invests the dollars to accomplish a very simple mission -- to improve the quality of life for our members in our communities.

BackPack Friends Honor Flight
Broad Street Clinic Hospice House
Bright Ideas Grant Program Hope Mission Soup Kitchen & Outreach
Carteret County Veterans Council  Martha’s Mission Cupboard
Carteret County Domestic Violence Program Matthew 25 Food Pantry
Crystal Coast Hospice House Project Christmas Cheer
Family Promise of Carteret County Salvation Army
Habitat for Humanity Relay for Life
Havelock-Cherry Point Ministerial Outreach Wounded Warriors Project


Are You In?Are You In?

If you are not participating in Operation RoundUP®, give us a call or send us an email at, and we will sign you up!

Grant Application Contact

Sarah Grider: or by calling her at (252) 247-3107 or (800) 682-2217.


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