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Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative prides itself on its commitment to community, and much of the credit goes to the cooperative’s members and their participation in Operation RoundUp®.

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.

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.

Since inception, the foundation has funded many worthy requests from individuals and organizations. Here are just some of the projects and programs that have been served:

Backpack Buddies 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


Caring about Youth

At CCEC, we are invested in youth education and engagement programs throughout our local community by providing scholarships to college-bound high school seniors and to community college students, scholarships for Touchstone Energy® Sports Camps at NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, hosting an annual Youth Leadership Weekend for 20-some high school juniors and awarding Bright Ideas education grants benefiting young people in grades K-12 in our service area.

While these programs focus on education and engagement, they also teach our youth about the cooperative difference and give them the opportunity to see and reach their potential.

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