Concern for communities is one of the driving forces behind everything we do at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. We take pride in the fact that we are actively involved in making our towns better places to live.
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative implemented a program called Operation Round Up® in January of 2005 and is one of several hundred electric cooperatives across the nation participating in this unique program. Operation Round Up® is just what the name implies. Members of the cooperative volunteer to have their monthly electric bill "rounded up" to the next highest dollar. Donations are tax deductible, and participants are sent a summary of their yearly contributions each January/February.
All Operation Round Up® donations are placed in a trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors called the North Arkansas Electric Trust. The Trust is made up of community leaders who serve on a voluntary basis. The Board receives and evaluates all requests, determines who receives funding and how all Operation Round Up® monies will be distributed. Since its inception, the cooperative has awarded over $146,000 in educational scholarships and has assisted community organizations with project grants.
Enrolling in the program is fast and easy: members can simply complete our enrollment form below or by contacting one of our three local offices.
When members join Operation Round Up®, their few cents a month can result in substantial donations to many worthy causes. This innovative program directly benefits the members of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. With your help, small change can save help change lives in our communities.