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Operation Round Up® Operation Round Up
"Small Change That Changes Lives"

What Is Operation Round Up?

Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that does just what its name implies. Each month the Cooperative simply "rounds up" the electric bills of participating members to the next highest dollar. Donations are tax deductible, and members are sent a summary of their yearly contributions each January or February. Participation in Operation Round Up is strictly voluntary.

Through participation in Operation Round Up, the average contribution per customer is about 50 cents a month, or six dollars per year. Small change to the individual perhaps, but the thousands of dollars the program generates mean a big difference to the people in our service area.

Who Decides Where The Money Goes?

All Operation Round Up donations are placed in a trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors called the Niobrara Valley Electric Trust. The Trust is made up of community leaders who serve on the Board on a voluntary basis. It is the Trust Board who receive the funds, evaluate all requests for funds and decide how they will be distributed. Typically, the funding will be used to address crucial needs such as medical care, emergency shelter, and life saving equipment, but it is not limited to these categories.

Click here for a list of the current Goodwill Fund Directors.


Who Is Eligible For Funds?

The funds will be available to any person(s), family unit, group, organization, charity or like organization within the boundaries of Niobrara Valley Electric for charitable purposes. No funds shall in any fashion be used to support any candidate for political office or for any political purpose.


How Do I Apply For Funds?

Applications will be available at the Niobrara Valley Electric office. Interested parties can contact the Corporation office at (402) 336-2803 or (800) 967-1987 for information regarding the Round Up Program or to receive an application. The application must be submitted to the Trust Board by a member of Niobrara Valley Electric.
You can also print an application by clicking on the link below.

Bullet Goodwill Fund Application for Organziation/Agency

Bullet Goodwill Fund Application for Individual/Family

Operation Round Up is a registered trademark of the originators of the program,
Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Hilton Head Island, SC.

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