Operation Round Up

Consumers Power members have the opportunity to participate in an innovative program that is truly “Community Concern in the Cooperative Spirit”. The program provides funding for all kinds of worthy projects in CPI’s service area in Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk counties. It’s called Operation Round Up© and it’s administered by the Consumers Power Charitable Trust, a board of community leaders in CPI’s service area who serve on a voluntary basis.

The electric bills of participating CPI customers are rounded up to the next highest dollar each month. The extra cents collected from each customer go into the Round Up fund. The average customer will contribute about $6.00 a year. If all CPI customers join in, we’ll Round Up more than $80,000 annually for worthwhile projects.

Contributions to Operation Round Up© are tax deductible, and we’ll note your contribution on your January electric bill each year. We’ll keep you informed through the Ruralite magazine on the activities of the Consumers Power Charitable Trust, and give updates on monies awarded. All Operation Round Up© funds stay right here in our community. Guidelines for awarding this money address special needs for individuals or families as well as special community projects. Political campaigns and issues will not be considered for funding.

To participate simply call 929-8520 or (800) 872-9036 x 8520 and ask about Operation Round Up©. You can also fill out this form and mail it to us.

To apply for grant funding please click here.