Next application deadline is April 15, 2013. Applications are available at the bottom of this page. Incomplete applications will be denied.
The board meets to determine grants in January, May and September. The deadline for submitting grants is normally around mid-December, mid-April and mid-August.
Operation Round-up is a program funded by and from the VEC members who voluntarily "round up" their monthly electric bills to the next dollar. Those living within the outer boundaries of the VEC service territory are eligible recipients of the funds generated from this program. About 84 percent of VEC members support the program, which brings in approximately $4,000 each month. The funds go to worthy projects in our service area that are either not funded or under-funded. The "contributions" link at the top of this page will show you the donations that VEC has made to our community, and "our gallery" will show you the recipients who have benefitted from this program. To apply for these donations please complete our Application found at the bottom of this page.
Funds shall be disbursed in the general service area of VEC solely for charitable, education, scientific, health or safety purposes.
Organizations must be exempt from Federal Income Taxation under s501 (a) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986 or the corresponding provision of any future Unites States Internal Revenue Code as a corporation described in s501 (c) (3) of the Code.
No funds of the TRUST shall in any fashion be used to support any candidate for political office or for any political purpose.
Not more than $2500 will be given annually to any family unit, group, organization, charity, or like organization. Annual individual medical expense grants will not exceed $2,500 and have a lifetime maximum of $5,000. Funding of other agencies annual operating budgets and funding of school trips or scholarships are not eligible for a grant from this trust.
The Board will not meet less than semiannually to evaluate applications.
One of the TRUST activities will be tied to the Annual Membership Meeting each June.
The Board reserves the right to carry over applications to a later meeting depending on fund availability and other factors.
The board will disperse funds equitably throughout the VEC service area as practical.
Call a board member as follows, or the VEC office at 1-800-472-2141 if you have questions.