Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up awarded $16,470 to 16 nonprofits serving our community April 7. Spring grant funds will support local schools and law enforcement, as well as programs that provide food and clothing for local families.
“Polk-Burnett is pleased to support our community through Operation Round Up, and we thank our members for their participation and generosity. Operation Round Up aligns with our co-op values and enables us to power our community with more than electricity,” said Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane. “Together, we are making a difference.”
Funding for Operation Round Up is donated by members of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative who round their monthly electric bill up to the next even dollar amount. Grant recipients are selected quarterly by a committee of co-op members, with financial donations awarded to nonprofit organizations that improve our local quality of life.
Spring 2021 Operation Round Up grant recipients are:
1. Siren Police Dept., $1,000, grill guard and accessories for squad car
2. Fishbowl Sportsmen’s Club, $970, van rental for Boy Scout camping trip
3. Restorative Justice of NW Wisconsin, $1,000, restorative justice program and education
4. Quarter Moon Acres Equine Therapy, $1,000, indoor facility
5. Polk County Historical Society, $1,000, shelving and storage for documents, maps, photos
6. Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, $1,000, advanced evidence photography class for law enforcers
7. Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Assoc., $1,000, ice packs with message about invasive species
8. Amery Area Food Pantry, $2,000, food, personal care and household items for local families
9. Luck FFA, $500, yard signs with ag facts
10. Farm Table Foundation, $1,000, equipment and supplies to prevent spread of COVID-19
11. Luck School District, $1,000, new, energy-efficient refrigerator for Family and Consumer Science
12. Osceola Medical Center, $1,000, Reach Out and Read books for preschool children
13. Gift of Warm Clothing, $1,500, coats, boots, snow pants, hats and mitten for local families
14. American Youth Soccer Organization, St. Croix Falls, $500, field rental and new goals
15. Webster School District, FACE, $1,000, three kitchen faucets and Silhouette cutting machine
16. Village of Siren, $1,000, sprinkler system and water reel for Siren Ballpark and football field
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant or co-op members who’d like to round their bill up in support of Operation Round Up may contact 800-421-0283 or visit our Operation Round Up webpage. The next application deadline is June 1.