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ECE Operation Round Up

Grants to Minnesota and Wisconsin Nonprofits
to Benefit Communities in Eligible Locations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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East Central Energy (ECE) Trust

Deadline Date:

09/14/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Minnesota and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to enhance the quality of life in local communities. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of economic development, community service, environment, education and youth, disaster relief, and energy assistance. Funded projects will benefit parts of Douglas, Washburn, and Burnett Counties in Wisconsin and parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Kanabec, Isanti, Pine, Chisago, Washington, and Benton Counties in Minnesota.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160260

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will not normally exceed $10,000 for any one group, organization or charity.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Contributions will generally be made to non-profit organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under IRS Code Section 501(c).

Contributions will generally be made to non-profit, civic or community-based organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhance the quality of life in the region.

The ECE service area extends from northwestern Wisconsin on the east to the Mississippi River on the west. It includes parts of eligible counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota. (See Description above for further details.)

Operation Round Up contributions will be used primarily in the local area served by the cooperative for charitable and educational purposes. All funds are used locally, except in cases of unusual disasters.

Contributions will generally not be made for:
a. Lobbying, political and religious organizations or highly sensitive/controversial events.
b. Fraternal and labor organizations.
c. Fundraising dinners, raffles and other events.
d. Individuals.
e. Capital fund campaigns.
f. National fund drives.
g. Advertising.
h. Ongoing operational expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

The Operation Round Up Trust Board meets quarterly to review applications and award grants. Application deadline is September 14, 2020 before 4 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the ECE Operation Round Up Trust Board on October 19, 2020.

Grants will be awarded only one time per year for any organization.

Contributions will not be granted to an organization for a project or application that has received funding more than twice consecutively (two years in a row) for the same project/activity.

About ECE's service area:

Contact Information:

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

Mail the completed application form with supporting documents to:
Operation Round Up
East Central Energy
P.O. Box 39
Braham, MN 55006

For questions, call:
Desiree Cuda
763-689-8031/1-800-254-7944, ext. 8031

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Kanabec, Isanti, Pine, Chisago, Washington, and Benton Counties;   Wisconsin: Parts of Douglas, Washburn, and Burnett Counties

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