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Operation Round Up (ORU) Grant

Grants to Central Minnesota Nonprofits and
For-Profits to Benefit Local Communities

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Stearns Electric Association

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Grants to Central Minnesota nonprofit and for-profit organizations for a broad range of activities that benefit residents in eligible counties. Application decisions will be made according to applicant need and funding availability. Activities must benefit residents in Stearns, Morrison, Todd, Pope, Douglas, and Kandiyohi counties.

The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:

  • Potential Benefit to Area Residents and the Entire Community
  • Level of Community Support for the Program, Project or the Organization Requesting Funds
  • Fiscal and Administrative Capability of the Organization to Deliver a Quality Service or Program
  • Results that are Predictable

Operation Round Up funds have been used to help:

  • Youth Organizations
  • Senior Organizations
  • Food Shelves
  • Community Organizations
  • School Scholarships
  • Local Environmental Projects
  • Park and Lake Associations
  • Health Groups
  • To Provide Life-Saving Equipment for Local Emergency Responders
  • Sports and Recreation Groups
  • Personal Medical Needs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143524

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may indicate the following designations on the application form:
- For-Profit
- Nonprofit

Priority will be given to Stearns Electric Association Members.

Generally, it is possible to qualify for funding if your project and/or organization does not fall into any of the following categories:

- Lobbyists or Political and Religious Organizations
- Fraternal and Labor Organizations
- Capital Fund Campaigns
- National Fund Drives
- Advertising
- Field Trips

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the July funding meeting need to be submitted no later than October 16, 2020.

To apply online please fill out and submit the online application form (link below), or print the application to apply by mail or fax.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Alternatively, mail or fax the hard-copy application to:

Stearns Electric Association Trust
29643 Frontage Road
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Fax the application to: 320-363-4631

For Questions Contact:
Email: or call (613) 234-6313 ext. 296

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USA: Minnesota: Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Kandiyohi, Pope, and Douglas counties

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