Operation Round Up
- How do I join?
- How do I Opt Out if I prefer not to participate?
- Who will benefit?
- Who decides how funds are spent?
- How do I do obtain a grant application?
Members of North Georgia EMC have the opportunity to participate in Operation Round Up, an innovative program that provides funding for all kinds of worthy and charitable projects here in our community. Through Operation Round Up, NGEMC members can contribute funds to community development initiatives in Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties.
Unless you choose not to participate, your electric bill will be rounded up to the next highest dollar each month. For example, if a bill is $92.68, it will be rounded up to $93.00. The extra 32 cents will go into Operation Round Up Fund. Monthly contributions can range from 1 cent to 99 cents, with most consumers averaging about 50 cents a month.
Unless you choose to opt out, members of NGEMC are included in Operation Round Up. Your contributions are tax deductible and you’ll receive a summary of your contributions on your January bill. If you are not currently enrolled in Operation Round Up and would like to participate, please send us an email stating you wish to enroll in Operation Round Up. Please include the name on your account, your account number, and your address and phone number.
Or, you may enroll in Operation Round Up by accessing your account online through the NGEMC Member Service Center. Log in to your account.
You may also enroll in your Operation Round Up by calling your nearest NGEMC office.
If you choose not to participate please send us an email stating you wish to opt-out of Operation Round Up. Please include the name on your account, your account number, and your address and phone number.
Or, you may discontinue your Operation Round Up contribution by accessing your account online through the NGEMC Member Service Center. Log in to your account.
You may also discontinue your Operation Round Up contribution by calling your nearest NGEMC office.
100 percent of the contributions to Operation Round Up are awarded as grants directly benefiting residents of NGEMC’s seven-county service area. Grants are used by local agencies committed to the following categories: helping families succeed; responding to emergencies; preparing for the future; and enriching our communities. Grants are allocated in proportion to the amount of contributions provided by the membership in each county. Operation Round Up’s goal is to address the needs of our service area, to designate available dollars where it can optimize the impact and to provide cost-effective assistance to worthwhile organizations and projects with local significance.
Operation Round Up (ORU) is administered through the North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation, a state-chartered, non-profit organization created by North Georgia EMC. Funding requests made to North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation are evaluated and awarded by a Board of Trustees made up of seven volunteer leaders from our communities. Foundation Board of Trustees.
As an important partner to the NGEMC Foundation, the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, which serves all seven counties in NGEMC's territory, is responsible for the verification of the ORU grant applications and provides professional advisors to assist the Trustees throughout the award process.
I represent a local, nonprofit community organization that is interested in applying for an Operation Round Up grant. How do I do obtain a grant application?
Non-profit charitable organizations and government organizations who operate within the seven counties served by North Georgia EMC (Catoosa, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield) may apply for grants to be used for specific projects. Grant applications are available twice a year: Jan.1 through Feb. 28; and July 1 through Aug. 31. Agencies cannot receive more than $10,000 in a 12 month period. All funds must be used within the North Georgia EMC seven-county service area.