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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Operation Round Up funds may be used for community service projects, economic development, education and youth programs, environmental projects, emergency energy assistance and disaster relief. Operation Round Up funds may not be used for political purposes.
The Operation Round Up funds are kept in a trust fund and are dispersed as directed by the Operation Round Up board.
Individuals and organizations within (or serving within) the Kankakee Valley REMC service area.
The Operation Round Up program is voluntary. Each new customer is automatically enrolled, but any customer who wishes not participate may notify us by calling our office at 219-733-2511 or 800-552-2622. Any customer who previously decided not to participate and has now changed their mind, may sign up for Operation Round Up by calling the REMC office.
There are currently 134 cooperatives across the country participating in this program.
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.
The Operation Round Up board has granted requests ranging from $200.00 up to $3,500.00.
Applications are available at the Kankakee Valley REMC office. Interested parties can contact the office at 219-733-2511 or 800-552-2622 for information regarding the Round Up Program or receive an application. Or, use the link above to download. The completed application must be submitted to the Operation Round Up Trust Board for consideration at their next scheduled meeting. If you wish to submit a grant request for the first quarter, all applications must be submitted to Kankakee Valley REMC office by December 8, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.
The Operation Roundup Board awards scholarships each year. Applicants must be the children of members who are participating in the Operation Roundup program. For an application and scholarship guidelines, please contact our office.