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Within our service territory there are several nonprofit organizations that bring value to the community or communities they help support. Member Choice Grants allow our members to nominate a nonprofit organization within the cooperative's service territory to receive grant funds from United Power. These grants will help them continue to work toward accomplishing their mission and serve the local community. In this way, we are able to support the causes our members truly care about. 

Nominating an organization to receive a Member Choice Grant is as simple as filling out the form below and providing a brief reason why you feel the organization should receive the grant. 

In 2021, United Power awarded six (6) nonprofit organizations nominated by our members with a $1,000 Member Choice Grant, announced in the United Newsline.

Member Choice Grant nominations are now closed for 2023. Please check back soon for updates about next year.

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Member Choice Grants Renewed for 2021
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Monday | January 11, 2021
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Members will be able to nominate their favorite local nonprofits to receive grant funds from the cooperative through the program.

United Power members will once again be able to nominate their favorite local nonprofits to receive grant funds from the cooperative through the 2021 Member Choice Grant program.

Within our service territory, there are many nonprofits that bring value to the communities we serve. Member Choice Grants, originally introduced in 2020, give our members a voice in what nonprofit organizations they’d like to see us support. The grant funds will help them continue to work toward accomplishing their mission and ensures we are supporting causes our members truly care about.

This past year, our members recognized the needs of others who were trying to navigate difficult circumstances and focused their nominations on organizations that met essential needs. These organizations included food and clothing banks, mental health resources and positive recreation.

Recipients of grant awards are determined based on member nominations throughout the year. Nominations are now open, and recipients will be announced in three rounds in the cooperative’s newsletter.

For more information on Member Choice Grants and past recipients or to nominate a nonprofit that serves United Power members to receive grant funds, go to Member Choice.

Final Member Choice Grant Announcements

Thursday | November 5, 2020
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To receive a Member Choice Grant, nominated organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit operating within the cooperative's service territory and serving United Power members. Organizations that further religious doctrines or political parties are not eligible for Member Choice Grants. Organizations that participate in "re-granting" programs are also not eligible to receive Member Choice Grants.