Record-Setting Year for Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up, a foundation that is driven by United Power members and provides funds to local nonprofit organizations, had a record year in 2022. The foundation’s board of directors distributed a record-breaking $165,000.
Members who choose to participate in the voluntary program have their monthly billing statements rounded up to the next whole dollar. The amount most members give averages approximately $6 per year. Throughout the year, the foundation’s board, which is made up entirely of fellow United Power members, meets to distribute funds to partner organizations and consider grant requests from nonprofits that serve individuals and families in the cooperative’s service territory.
Thanks to an increase in member enrollments, Round Up contributions were up nearly $20,000 in 2022. This means the foundation was able to award more grants and meet even more needs as the growing number of requests stretches nonprofits beyond their means.
Your donations, even just a little change, make a world of difference to individuals and families in need in your communities. Round Up helps ensure funds go where the need and impact will be the greatest.
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Grants Awarded in 2022
In 2022, Operation Round Up distributed $131,000 to four partner organizations that provide direct assistance to individuals and families in United Power territory. These partner organizations are: Almost Home (Brighton), Carbon Valley Help Center (Firestone), Canyon Cares (Coal Creek Canyon), and Catholic Charities (Fort Lupton).
Non-partner Grants Awarded
- Brother’s Redevelopment – Brighton Help for Homes project to paint homes for low-income seniors and/or disabled homeowners
- United Way of Weld County – Diaper Bank services
- Almost Home – Thanksgiving meal boxes
- CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties – volunteer program assistance
- Methodist Church of Ft. Lupton – Thanksgiving turkeys and hams
- Whispering Pines Food Pantry – food and pantry essentials
- Crescent Park Community Fire Protection Association – wildfire training
Special thanks to the following individuals and businesses for their generous contributions in 2022: Mark Williams, Michael Krebs, Stephen Whiteside, Carla & Deborah Stapleton, InBank, Western United Electric Supply, Tri-State G&T