Operation Round Up

Small Change, Changing Lives

Southern Indiana Power offers members an opportunity to help their neighbors and communities in which they live by helping fund worthwhile projects. Operation Round Up is a community service fundraising program.

The fund shall be used to benefit people and organizations such as Special Olympics, volunteer fire departments, Relay for Life, youth programs, 4-H, disaster relief, senior citizen programs, and other community service projects. The fund will not be used to pay electric bills or to support or oppose political candidates or campaigns.

View our Spring 2023 Operation Round Up Recipients


Spring 2023 Grant Award Details

Amount Granted — $18,334.54

Fire Departments & Emergency Services

Saint Meinrad Volunteer Fire Department – $5,000

To purchase equipment – battery operated glass cutting tool, scene lights, 1/2” impact, chain saw, reciprocating saw, angle grinder, and 14” cut off saw

Grandview Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500

To purchase extrication gloves and extrication bibs

Anderson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department – $2,500 (asked for $4,989.92)

To purchase 8 thermal imaging cameras, 2 charging/docking stations, and 8 gear keepers with aluminum carabiners

Community-Based Programs

St Meinrad Chamber of Commerce, aka SMART – $5,000
To finalize the initial cost of concrete for basketball court area

William Tell Center – $2,400

To purchase a set of 8 tables and chairs

Perry County Council on Aging- $1,100 

To purchase DOT approved oxygen tank holders for each fleet vehicle

Cannelton Food Pantry – $1,500 for shelving
To update plastic shelving throughout the pantry as well as operating expenses to cover bus insurance

Youth Programs

Tell City Baseball & Softball League – $450
To help with the repairs of 3 tabletop scoreboard units

Lincoln Trail Elementary – $1,395
To purchase a school-wide license subscription to Mystery Science

Lincoln Trail Elementary – $600
To purchase basic electricity kits for each student

Lincoln Trail Elementary (1) – $449.70
To purchase 6 electronic S.T.E.M kit bundles

Lincoln Trail Elementary (2) – $449.70
To purchase 6 electronic S.T.E.M kit bundles

Scholarships: $500 Each

Allison Puckett – Purdue University/South Spencer High School

Garrick Huber – Indiana University/Tell City High School

Kaden Chestnut – Indiana University/Tell City High School

Rosa Pund – University of Southern Indiana/Perry Central High School

Operation Round Up is just what the name implies. Southern Indiana Power will simply “round up” the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar. For example, a member’s monthly bill of $52.79 would be automatically rounded up to $53.00 with the additional 21 cents going to the Operation Round Up fund.

Participating members will average 50 cents per month or $6.00 in contributions per year. Six dollars won’t buy much by itself, but with the majority of our members participating, the fund will soon collect enough money to really make a significant difference. The maximum a member could contribute would be $11.88 per year. That is 99 cents times 12 months which is highly unlikely.

All Operation Round Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent board of trustees operating on behalf of the SIREC Community Trust, Inc. The seven-member board of trustees serves on a voluntary basis and geographically covers the Southern Indiana Power service territory.

Application Process

We accept new applications two times a year, from January 1 to February 15 and then again on August 1 to September 15.

Please click on the appropriate link below and print the application (PDFs will be available closer to the application date).

  • ORU Fillable Application 2024
    Next grant cycle is January 1 – February 15, 2024.
  • Scholarship Application 2024
  • Scholarship Guidelines (PDF) If you’ve already received a scholarship you will not be eligible. Applications will be accepted starting January 1 – February 15, 2024.

Operation Round Up is a voluntary program and members may choose to opt-out at any time. Fill out the form below to opt in or out of the program.

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