Operation Round Up

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The Operation Round Up program was formed to assist charitable organizations, communities with special needs, and individuals who have suffered from loss, personal disaster, or medical emergencies.

How are the funds used?

Operation Round Up funds stay right here in the MVEA service territory. Funds are used for the benefit of our members and not used to pay electric bills or for political or religious purposes. The program serves the needs of the people dealing with catastrophic situations that prevent them from sustaining basic needs.

How can you help?

It is easy! Start contributing by clicking the “Sign Up Now” link above or by calling 719-495-2283 and we will simply round your electric bill up to the next whole dollar each month. The extra change – an average of 50 cents a month or $6 a year – is your contribution to the program. The most it can cost you is just under $12.00 a year! Contributions are tax-deductible and your January bill will list your annual contributions.

Want to give a little more? When you enroll, you also have the opportunity to give a one-time extra donation to the Operation Round Up Fund. The additional amount you contribute is completely up to you! This additional one-time donation will be allocated to charitable organizations or individuals in the same manner as the regular (average of 50 cents a month) contributions.

Who distributes the funds?

The program is administered by the volunteer Round Up Board of Directors, which is an independent board of community leaders who grant funds according to the policies. MVEA is not involved in the determination of funds.

What do I do if I need help?

  • If you are facing a crisis and are an MVEA member, you may apply for assistance from the Round Up Fund by filling out the entire
    • Operation Round Up Individual Application (PDF) Payment will not be sent to individuals or a family unit. Please be sure to follow the checklist provided. There is no need for special binding as copies of your application will be made for each director.
  • Organizations and Agencies in MVEA’s service territory or who provide service to MVEA’s territory please fill out the Organization Application.
  • The Round Up Board meets in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Applications received by the 25th day of December, February, April, June, August, and October will be considered at the following regularly scheduled meeting. If the 25th is on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the Thursday BEFORE the 25th.
  • Decision letters will be mailed out within the next two business days after the meeting.
Operation Round Up Application Deadline Operation Round Up Board Meeting
December 22, 2022 January 17, 2023
February 23, 2023 March 21, 2023
April 25, 2023 May 16, 2023
June 22, 2023 July 25, 2023
August 24, 2023 September 21, 2023
October 25, 2023 November 21, 2023
December 21, 2023 January 2024 Round-Up Meeting

If you wish to serve on the volunteer Operation Round Up Board of Directors, please complete this application and mail it to the Falcon location attention Round Up.

The report attached is only for the prior 10 years. Additional years of financial information are available upon request.

If you have questions contact the Operation Round Up Coordinator, Erica Meyer, by phone at (719) 495-2283 or (800) 388-9881 or by email at erica.m@mvea.coop.