How Operation Round Up® and the Flint Energies Foundation work togetherORU_final.jpg

It’s only nickels and dimes but with everyone pitching in, it adds up fast.

Members who participate in Operation Round Up contribute an average of only $6 per year. A few cents from each consumer adds up to a significant amount of assistance — nearly $260,000 is raised annually through Operation Round Up.

How it works:

If you choose to participate, your electric bill is “rounded up” to the next highest dollar amount.
The extra cents go directly into a state-chartered community trust fund called the Flint Energies Foundation.
For example, if your actual electric bill is $82.70, you will pay $83. The extra 30 cents goes toward helping various goodwill activities.

The Foundation’s mission is to assist with the food, shelter, health, safety and education needs in the counties served by Flint Energies. It helps worthy charitable organizations and civic groups. The Foundation does not pay power bills.

As of January 1, 2024, more than $9 million has been awarded to area non-profits since 2001. Click below to access the spreadsheet of donations by county.

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