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.
Amount Granted Fall 2020 — $9,000
Spring 2020 Grant Award Details
Fire Departments & Emergency Services
- Spencer County EMA – $1,000 — To purchase 40 training tourniquets.
- New Boston Volunteer Fire Department – $5,000 — To purchase a used fire truck from St. Meinrad; will be ready in November.
- Fulda Sportsman Club – $1,800 — To purchase two commercial grade insulated doors.
- Stir-N-Up-Hope – $700 — To purchase laptop to improve record keeping, increase staff efficiency and use for grant writing.
- Paddle Perry – $500 — To purchase 8 marine radios, safety equipment, EZ up tent, tow ropes, and first aid kit.
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. Or, if your bill is $26.17, then the bill would be rounded up to $27.00 with 83 cents deposited in the 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. The donations are tax-deductible and members will be notified each year of the total amount of their contribution.
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.
We accept new applications two times a year. Once in early January to mid-February and in early August to mid-September.
Please click on the appropriate link below and print the application (PDFs will be available closer to the application date).
- Organization Application (PDF) and Operation Round Up Guidelines (PDF)
Next grant round is January 1 – February 15, 2021.
- Scholarship Application (PDF); If you’ve already received a scholarship you will not be eligible.
Applications will be accepted January 1 – February 15, 2021.
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.