KREMC Partners With Kosciusko County Community Foundation To Award Over $25,000 in Operation Round Up Grants

The Kosciusko REMC (KREMC) Operation Round Up fund, held at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, recently awarded over $25,000 in grants to nine organizations serving Kosciusko County. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program through which KREMC members pool their resources to help those in need by rounding up their monthly bill to the nearest dollar.

In September, Operation Round Up grants were awarded to Boomerang Backpacks, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Grace Village Health Care Facility, GiveHear, Hope’s Harbor Family Hospitality Homes, Kosciusko Community YMCA, Living In Transition Effectively, and Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.

“The Community Foundation is proud to partner with KREMC and its members to support the organizations providing much needed services and programs to families, individuals, and communities across Kosciusko County,” said Alex Hall, vice president of programs at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. “We encourage local organizations to apply for the next grant cycle that is quickly approaching on November 1. It’s a simple process that can be found by visiting our website or calling 574-267-1901.”

Organizations applying must provide services to residents living within the KREMC service area and have a charitable designation. Operation Round Up grants should meet one or more of the following criteria:

• Reach a broad segment of the community.
• Impact low-income individuals, families, and seniors, such as providing food to those in need.
• Provide mental health and safety-related programs.
• Aid in youth development through mentoring and innovative educational opportunities outside of school.
• Support and promote the local agriculture community through local chapters of 4-H, FFA, and similar programs.
• Cover expenses directly related to the delivery of a program.

For the complete guidelines and instructions on how to apply, visit the KREMC Operation Round Up page on the Community Foundation’s website.