Operation Round Up


Since 2001, Tri-County EMC's Operation Roundup program has collected more than $1.5 million in voluntary contributions to our members. Thank you for your generosity. By working together, you've shown that small change can truly change lives.

Operation Roundup is a community development program funded by the voluntary contributions of Tri-County EMC's customers to the Tri-County EMC Foundation. Contributions are made to the foundation when participants elect to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. For example, a $75.45 electric bill would result in a total charge of $76.00 and a $.55 donation to the foundation fund. On average, donations will be about $.50 per month or $6.00 per year. Since Operation Roundup contributions are tax deductible, on both the December and following January bills of each year, a total annual contribution amount will be provided for your tax records.

Charitable donations are made by the foundation to worthy projects and needs within the eight-county Tri-County EMC service area. Organizations can apply to the foundation's nine-member board of directors, who award funds quarterly based on the worthiness of each application and available funds. These organizations can also apply on behalf of individuals residing within the eight-county service area. One hundred percent of funds collected are returned to the community through donations from the foundation.

How do I apply for an Operation Roundup Grant?

Download an application for funding. 
Complete an application online.

How Do I Sign Up to Contribute to Operation Roundup?

Operation Roundup is a strictly voluntary program. You may elect to add or remove an account from the program at any time. Just let us know that you would like to participate by completing the form below or contacting a Tri-County EMC representative by telephone. Click here to add or remove your account from this program.

Who Decides Where The Money Goes?

A unique feature of Operation Roundup is the Tri-County EMC Foundation Board. Appointed by Tri-County EMC's Board of Directors, this group of nine board members determine, by objectively reviewing applications and considering available funds, which community needs or projects are funded. Due to a limited amount of funds each quarter, the board gives priority to applications for basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter or medical needs. Members of the Foundation Board were selected because of their leadership and involvement in their community, making them uniquely knowledgeable of the needs of all of the communities served by Tri-County EMC. From judges and educators to ministers and retired business executives, the diverse backgrounds and knowledge of our foundation board ensures the fair and proper funding of projects.

Past Grant Recipients:

December 2023

September 2023

June 2023

March 2023

December 2022

September 2022

June 2022

March 2022

December 2021

September 2021

June 2021

March 2021

December 2020

September 2020

June 2020

March 2020

December 2019

September 2019

June 2019 Grants

March 2019 Grants

December 2018 Grants

September 2018 Grants

June 2018 Grants

March 2018 Grants

December 2017 Grants

September 2017 Grants

June 2017 Grants

March 2017 Grants

December 2016 Grants

September 2016 Grants

June 2016 Grants

March 2016 Grants



Tri-County EMC Foundation Board of Directors

District 1
Jones, Bibb &
Twiggs Counties

Ron McClung, 

Jonathan Pitts

Donald Black


District 2
Putnam, Jasper & Morgan Counties

Harris Lancaster

Hank Raehn

Paul Gardner

District 3
Baldwin & Wilkinson Counties

‚ÄčKaren Brooks

Bruce Dempster

Justin Jones