Operation Round Up

KV REMC gives to the local community through scholarships and supporting non-profits .

Operation Round Up® Trust

With Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up®, a little change can help a lot. When members round their bills up automatically, KV REMC is able to donate to local non-profits. By participating, you are helping friends and neighbors in our community. And every year, those pennies add up, and for every member that participates, we are able to donate up to $6 to worthy causes. With 18,000 members, the potential impact is huge!

The Operation Round Up board of directors meets quarterly to review grant applications.  If you wish to apply in 2022, please submit your application to the KV REMC office by one of the dates below for review during that month. 

March 1, 2022
June 2, 2022
September 1, 2022
December 2, 2022

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Operation Round Up® Scholarship

At KV REMC, supporting our community and its youth is one of our top priorities. With our Operation Round Up® Scholarship, we offer graduating high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of 6 available scholarships. 

These scholarships are available only to students of KV REMC members planning to continue their education at a college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2022.  Two-$2,000 scholarships and Four-$1,000 scholarships are available. 

Eligibility:  To be eligible, students' parents or legal guardians must be Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers and participate in Operation Round Up on or before February 1, 2022. If you currently do not participate in Operation Round Up and wish to sign-up, please contact the KV REMC office at 800-552-2622. 

Deadline:  The application deadline has passed for the 2022 school year.  Details on the 2023 scholarship will be available in January. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who controls the funds that Operation Round Up® Trust generates?

Operation Round Up Trust is a separate entity from KV REMC with its own board of directors consisting of leaders within the community. Current board members include: Darl Jarneke, Kouts; Keith Meyers, Chesterton; Ed Marks, Wanatah; Jamie Shireman, Knox; Judy Jelinek, San Pierre; Pat Hedge, Crown Point; and Sue Bachert, North Judson.

Who will benefit from the Operation Round Up® Program?
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Do I have to participate in Operation Round Up®?
How many cooperatives participate in Operation Round Up®?
How much will Operation Round Up® cost a customer?

The average customer will contribute $6.00/year; the most they can contribute is $11.88/year. These dollars are tax deductible. You will receive notification of the total amount you have contributed during the year.

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