Sumter EMC Foundation
The Sumter EMC Foundation, Inc. was started in the spring of 2003. It is funded entirely by members who participate in Sumter EMC's Operation Round Up® program. Participation in the program is voluntary, and 100 percent of the funds generated is returned to the communities within Sumter EMC's service area through grants to schools and local civic or charitable organizations.
Each month Sumter EMC "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next whole dollar and deposits the extra change in an interest-bearing account administered by a separate board of trustees. Individually, members contribute an average of just $6 per year, but collectively, their pocket change adds up to thousands of dollars.
If you do not participate in Operation Round Up®, we encourage you to click here or call Sumter EMC today to sign up. Operation Round Up® is a wonderful, inexpensive and tax deductible way for you to help improve your community. After all, where else can you spend just $6 a year and make such a positive difference in so many lives?
Click on the links below for information on what entities and projects are eligible to receive funding, to view the meeting schedule, and see past award recipients for the Sumter EMC Foundation.
- Foundation Guidelines
- Trustees & Meeting Schedule
- Foundation Award Recipients
- Click here to complete an electronic Grant Application form. The completed electronic Grant Application form must be printed, signed and submitted with your supporting documentation.
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