Operation Round Up® Grants Awarded to Our Community

Operation Round Up® is supported by KEC members who voluntarily “round up” their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar to help our neighbors in need. The extra pennies go into the Kootenai Electric Trust fund, which distributes grants to worthy causes in KEC’s service territory. Through this program, nearly $1.4 million has been invested in our community. 

In November 2023, the Trust Board awarded Operation Round Up® grants to the following organizations:

  • $2,500 to Lake City Center for the Meals on Wheels program that assists homebound and disabled seniors in our community. 

  • $2,500 to the Hayden Canyon Charter School to purchase equipment for the school’s sensory room. 

  • $2,500 to Carrousel Players of the CDA Summer Theatre to help expand their American Sign Language services.

  • $2,500 to Broken Iron Training to support youth volunteer projects. 

  • $1,500 to Peak 7 Adventures to provide scholarship opportunities for under- resourced and -marginalized youth to access to their outdoor recreation programs. 

  • $7,500 to Project Share to help aid KEC members who cannot pay their energy/electric bills. 

Are You ‘Rounding Up’ Your KEC Bill? 

If not, we need your help! Start “rounding up” your bill. Members who choose not to contribute to Operation Round Up® or who would like to begin contributing may simply opt out or opt in on their bill or contact KEC by phone, letter or email.