Community Fund

Community Fund

UDWI 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 UDWI. 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 REMC Community Fund, a non-profit corporation created by the cooperative 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 REMC 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.

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Next Quarter Application Due Date:  November 30, 2022

Current Community Fund Recipients

September 2022

Autism Rocks and Rolls Corporation

Bedford North Lawrence High School Band and Music Boosters

Greene County 4-H Shotgun Club

Greene County Alliance

Greene County Foundation, Inc.

Open Arms Family and Educational Services

Pregnancy Choices

Rebuilt Recovery and Discipleship

William T. Murphy Community & Wellness Center

Past Community Fund Recipients

March 2021

Ainsley’s Angels of America

Easter Greene High School Baseball Booster Club

Glenburn Home, Inc.

Greene County 4-H Horse & Pony Club – Ridge Riders

Greene County Veterans Services

Linton Fraternal Order of Police

Monroe Fire Protection District

Open Arms Family & Educational Services

Spencer Pride, Inc.

Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

June 2021

Clay County Historical Society

Faithful Fitness

Healthy Hearts Program

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Knights of Columbus Council #1166

Linton Farmers Market

Linton Police Department/National Night Out

Open Arms Family & Educational Services

Pregnancy Choices

Scotland Festival Committee

Shakamak Guidance Department

Spencer Pride, Inc.

The Monroe County Civic Theater

September 2021

Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene County, Inc.

Erin’s Purpose

God’s Hands In Action

Greene County Ambulance Service

Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)

Spencer Pride, Inc.

Stone City Alliance for Recovery and Hope, Inc.

White River Valley Middle School Drama Club

December 2021

Servants at Work (SAWs)

Bloomfield Unified Track

Greene County General Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Wagler Education & Training Center

Autism Rock and Rolls Corporation

Pregnancy Choices

Bloomfield Alpha Theta Chapter of Tri Kappa

Bloomfield Downtown Revitalization, Inc.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (Greene County)

March 2022

Bloomfield Elementary School

Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC

Citizens for a Better Worthington

Clay City Fair Association, Inc.

Friends of the Library

Greene County Meals of Hope

Greene County Showcase, Inc.

Greene County Soccer Association

Healthy Hearts WRV

Knights of Columbus Council #1166

Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

Music Makers of Monroe County

Owen County Public Library

Resurrecting Recovery Center

Scotland Community Church Women’s Ministries

Wagler Education and Training Center

June 2022

Bloomfield Cemetery Association

Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Blue Ribbon Beef Club

Clay County Humane Society

Crossroads Ranch, Inc.

God’s Hands In Action

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Knights of Columbus Council #1166

Lyons Community Food Pantry

Night to Shine – A Tim Tebow Foundation

Open Arms Family and Educational Services

Pregnancy Choices

Scotland Festival Committee

Community Fund Recipients – 2021
1666 West State Road 54
Bloomfield, Indiana 47424

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Office: (812) 384-4446
Toll-Free: (800) 489-7362
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