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Community Fund

Members donate spare change to serve their communities

Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC launched "Operation Round Up," an innovative program that gives members an avenue to make a tremendous difference where they live by combining their spare change for the good of their communities.

Over the years, many groups and individuals have requested donations from Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC. Many of the requests have been for large sums of money and have been for worthwhile, community-oriented projects. The only drawback for UDWI is that it serves 11 counties, making it difficult to disperse donations equally throughout its territory.

The UDWI Board of Directors began looking for a program that would create a pool of available funds that could be used to strengthen the surrounding communities. The answer was Operation Round Up, a program developed by Palmetto Electric Cooperative in South Carolina that has been adopted by numerous utilities across the country and has proven to be a tremendous success.

It all works just as it sounds - "round up." All electric bills are rounded up to the next whole dollar amount. For example, if a bill totals $37.11, the amount due will be $38.00. All electric bills will continue to be processed and mailed in the same way.

The UDWI Community Fund, a non-profit corporation created by the REMC to distribute these funds, awards grants quarterly based on selection guidelines. Though UDWI directors control the bylaws of the fund, the actual monies are distributed separately from UDWI by a board of volunteer trustees who make the grant determinations. The community funds are kept in an accounting system separate from UDWI and are used entirely for grant awards. No grants will be awarded to pay electric bills, deposits, or memberships or provide aid for electric service of any kind.

Each form requests private individual information before the grant can be awarded.

If you would like more information about Operation Round Up and the UDWI Community Fund, call (812) 384-4446 or (800) 489-7362.  UDWI looks forward to awarding a portion of these grant funds to your local community.

The next round of Community Fund recipients will be selected in March.  Applications are being accepted now through March 20, 2017. 

UDWI REMC Community Fund Application


December 2016 Recipients

Friends of the Library

Hope Resource Center

Eel Corp Clay City Jr/Sr High School

Monroe County Youth Soccer (Cutters Soccer Club)

Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Giving Back (Indiana Department of Child Services)

Center Township Fire Department

Shakamak Guidance Department

Greene County Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Kids Count of Greene County, Inc.

Turning Point Education Center


September 2016 Recipients

Beyers-Rainbolt Cemetery

Shakamak Elementary Brown Bag Food Program

Springville Community Association

Lawrence County 4-H Shooting Sports

Monroe County Civic Theater

White River Valley Drama Club

Southern Clay County Christian Care & Share

Jasonville Police Department

Indiana Kicking Bear

Church of God of Prophecy Toy Explosion

Pregnancy Choices

Four Rivers Resource Services


June 2016 Recipients

Scotland Festival Committee

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ("Meat" the Need Program)

Walnut Hill Cemetery

Eastern Greene Schools

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)

Cory Community Church of the Nazarene

Clay County Humane Society

Clay County Center for Women's Ministries

Linton Police Dept. -Greene County National Night Out

Putoff Lautenschlager American Legion Post 141

Girl Scout Troop #2552

Knights of Columbus Council #1166

Owen County Extension Homemakers Sewing Committee

Bloomfield NJROTC

Center Township Fire Department

Greene County Clothe-a-Child Project


March 2016 Recipients

Bloomfield Elementary Kindergarten

Greene County Master Gardener Association

Eastern Greene Schools

God's Hands in Action

Greene County Cemetery Commission

Lawrence County 4-H Rabbit Club

Greene County 4-H Poultry & Rabbit Club

Greene County General Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Greene County Soccer Association

Old Clifty Memorial Association

Monroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.

Lawrence County 4-H Horse and Pony Club Association

Owen County Center for Women's Ministries

CRADLES of Clay County, Inc.

Healthy Hearts Program

Generations, Area 13 Agency of Aging & Disability

Jasonville Boy Scout Troop 457

Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

Eastern Greene Middle School


December 2015 Recipients

Crane Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars

Soup on Saturday

Grace Center, Inc. Food Pantry

Linton Stockton Jr. High School 8th Grade

Putoff Lautenschlager American Legion Post 141

Lyons Community Food Pantry

Greene County Sheriff's Department

Perry Township Clay County Volunteer Fire Department

Bloomfield Navy Junior ROTC

Shakamak Guidance Department

Kids Count of Greene County, Inc.

Turning Point Education Centers

Eastern Greene Middle School


September 2015 Recipients

S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue

Sons of Thunder

Lawrence County 4-H Association for Horse & Pony Club

Odon Winklepleck Public Library

Clay City Band Boosters

Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District

Worthington Elementary School (Playground Fund)

Springville Community Park

Eastern Greene Schools (Body Safety Program)

Middle Way House

Giving Back (Greene County Deptartment of Child Services)

Pace Community Action Agency

The Church of God of Prophecy's Toy Explosion

Four Rivers Resource Services (Life After School Program)

Greene County Clothe-A-Child


June 2015 Recipients

Bloomfield Girl Scout Troop 02607

Clay City Food Pantry

Clay County Center for Women's Ministries, Inc.

Greene County Soccer Association

Linton Community Development Corporation

Lawrence County 4-H Shooting Sports Club

Monroe County Civic Theater

William T. Murphy Community & Wellness Center

Highland Township Volunteer Fire Dept.

Knights of Columbus Council 1166

Bloomfield NJROTC

Greene County Sexual Assault Response Team

The Salvation Army Greene County Service Extension Unit

Pregnancy Choices

Indiana Kicking Bear


March 2015 Recipients

Owen County Center for Women's Ministries

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky,Inc.

Concord General Baptist Church

CRADLES of Clay County

Greene County Strengthening Families Program

Eastern Greene Schools

Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America

Jasonville Boy Scout Troop #457

Glenburn Home

Sons of the American Legion Post 450 Solsberry

Coal City Community Volunteer Fire Dept.

Clay City Cooperative Benevolence Ministry

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