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 $1.2 million has been invested in our community.
In August 2021, the Trust Board awarded Operation Round Up® grants to the following organizations:
- $2,000 to Dalton Elementary to install a new playground game that involves 39 children, with the goal to increase happiness levels for all students and decrease playground office referrals.
- $2,000 to Heart Reach's Turkeys & More program, which provides turkeys and holiday food to serve 1,800 families in need for Thanksgiving.
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.