Grants Awarded

Operation Round Up exists because of the generosity of Cotton Electric's members.  Every month, over 12,300 members of the cooperative kick in a little extra change, rounding up their monthly power bill to the nearest dollar.  Contributions ranging from one cent to 99 cents are pooled and provide the funds for the Cotton Electric Charitable Foundation.

A total of $18,220 in CECF grants were pledged in the third quarter of 2013.  A total of $699,082.47 has been pledged since CECF's inception in 2004.

 

 

CECF Contribution Breakdown: 
Volunteer Fire Departments $ 211,939.00
Youth $   93,023.11
Community $ 131,659.55
Services $   78,696.55
Public Safety $   40,699.00
Individuals $   44,250.00
Schools $   72,216.26
Seniors $   26,599.00
Total $ 699,082.47

 

September 2013    
Bray Senior Citizens Center Food for community food pantry $   1,000.00
Central High Elementary School iPads and accessories

$   5,000.00

Empire Volunteer Fire Department Radios $   3,500.00
Teen Court Inc. Educational materials $   1,875.00
Temple Chamber of Commerce Windows for community building $   2,200.00
Valleyview Volunteer Fire Department Trailer and cascade system $   3,000.00
Tri-County Interlocal Co-op - Walters Task basket equipment, Special Olympic fees $   1,500.00
Walters Elementary School Incentives for Students of the Month $      145.00
Total for September 2013   $18,220.00
     
June 2013    
Camp Lu-Jo KISMIF Work to complete storm shelter expansion $   5,000.00
Chisholm Trail Arts Council Supplies, artists costs for kids' show, workshop $   1,500.00
Duncan Senior Citizens Center Vehicle maintenance and operation $   2,000.00
First Christian Day Care Shelving, storage boxes, set up assistance $   1,500.00
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Program support, volunteer training $   5,000.00
Prevent Blindness Oklahoma Supplies for vision screening $      500.00
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Food For Kids backpack programs in CEC area $   2,000.00
Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth Discretionary funds for transitional youth $   1,000.00
Town of Chattanooga Break-away poles and street signs $   2,000.00
United Way of Stephens County Compter, software $   1,000.00
Leadership Duncan XVI Fencing for Kiddie Land Park $   2,500.00
Town of Indiahoma Replace heat & cool units at town hall $   5,000.00
Total for June 2013   $ 29,000.00
     
March 2013    
Bray-Doyle Baseball Team New equipment, uniforms, upgrade facility $   1,500.00
Comanche Middle School iPads for STEM lab $   1,200.00
Empire Schools/Boy Scout Troop 4417 Improve handicap access $   2,500.00
Fiesta in Fuqua School supplies $      500.00
Stephens County Humane Society Van repair $      863.00
Town of Central High Generator for community center $   5,000.00
Total for Mach 2013   $  11,563.00
     
December 2012    
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Education outreach $     500.00
Cotton County Sheriff Vehicle repair and maintenance $  1,000.00
Devol Volunteer Fire Department Wildland gear $  2,300.00
Friends of Elgin Community Library Tables for book sales $  1,000.00
Hulen Volunteer Fire Department Wiring inside new building $  2,300.00
Indiahoma Elementary School Accelerated Reader incentives $     600.00
Meers Volunteer Fire Department Building addition $  2,300.00
Power Shop, Inc. AED and accessories $  1,500.00
Randlett Volunteer Fire Department Hoses and nozzles $  2,300.00
Sterling Elementary School Reading instructional materials $  1,000.00
Temple Area Food Pantry Food $  1,000.00
Velma Community Outreach Center Children's gifts, hams $  2,000.00
Total for December 2012   $17,800.00