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The Operation Roundup® program has helped thousands of people and organizations in need all across the nation and now it is helping members in our communities!

 

Operation Round Up

Operation Roundup® is a voluntary program that changed from an opt-in program to an opt-out program effective August, 2011, following a 2-to-1 vote of the MEA membership. Under the program, each participating member's bill will be automatically rounded up to the nearest dollar and proceeds will be donated to the MEA Charitable Foundation. These funds are then returned to the community in the form of Individual and Organization grants.

To opt-ou of this program, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call Customer Service at (907) 761-9300, or visit us in person at any one of our district offices. To rejoin the program, just email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call, or come by our offices.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 
What is Operation Roundup®?
A program that automatically rounds up a member's bill to the nearest dollar. For example, a bill for $17.89 would round up to $18.00 and the .11 would go to the MEA Charitable Foundation, who then distributes the money back into our communities. It is based on a highly successul series of similar programs at cooperatives around the nation.

Why is it an opt-out program?
Operation Roundup® became an opt-out program in August, 2011 for all MEA members. At the 2011 Annual Meeting and Election, MEA members voted by a 2-1 majority via mail and in-person voting to establish a round up program to permit our members to automatically round up their bills to the nearest dollar, and to authorize that it be an opt-out program.

What if I choose not to participate?
To opt-out, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call customer service at (907) 761-9300 or visit us in person at any one of our three district offices.

What if I have opted out of the program and now wish to participate again?
To rejoin the program, just email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call customer service at (907) 761-9300, or visit one of our district offices in Palmer, Wasilla, or Eagle River.

What if I change my mind after a few months? Can I get my money back?
Yes. If at any time during your enrollment you change your mind, you can contact us and the entire amount contributed by you in the three years immediately preceding your opt-out date will be credited to your electric account.

Who decides where donated funds are distributed?
There is a Charitable Foundation Board of Directors that consists of outstanding members of our communities. This board will meet on a quarterly basis to review applications.

If I have multiple accounts
will they all be rounded up?
Yes. Every MEA account will be
rounded up to the nearest dollar.
If I have multiple accounts will they all be rounded up?
Yes. Every MEA account will be rounded up to the nearest dollar.

How do I know how much of my bill is going to Operation Roundup®?
Your monthly billing statement will have a line listing Operation Roundup® and the amount that rounds up your bill to the next dollar.

How much money will be raised each year?  
Based  on an average of .25 cents per month from participating MEA members, about $168,000 could be raised annually.

How do I or my organization apply for a grant?
To apply for a grant please download the appropriate application below and submit the completed application via the instructions on the last page of the application. 

Individual/Family Application

Organization/Agency Application

Grant Application Deadlines

Quarter Applications Received at MEA Headquarters By Grant Awarded After *
1st March 31 April 30
2nd
June 30 July 31
3rd September 30 October 31
4th December 31 January 31

* The Charitable Foundation Board regrets it is unable to expedite grants.

I’d like to give more than a dollar each month, can I?
Absolutely! You can designate any additional amount you would like to donate using the form below.

Are my donations tax deductible?
While MEA can’t offer tax advice, your donations can generally be considered tax deductible, charitable contributions.

The best part about this program is that all funds go directly to our members in each district!
 
   
If you would like to give an additional one time or monthly donation please fill in the following form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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