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Todd-Wadena accepting Operation Round Up grant applications

The next deadline to submit applications for Operation Round Up grants from Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is May 15. Local community organizations may apply for an Operation Round Up grant by completing and returning a simple, one-page application form, available online at or by contacting Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative at 631-3120 or (800) 321-8932. About $10,000 will available for donations in this round.

To qualify for an Operation Round Up grant, organizations must be nonprofit entities serving the Todd and Wadena county area. Qualifying projects may be of general community service, economic development, education, youth, environmental, emergency energy assistance or disaster relief. Contributions are not made to political or religious organizations, fund-raising dinners, raffles, capital fund campaigns, national fund drives, for advertising or to individuals.

Operation Round Up grants for local community service projects are made possible by the members of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, who allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The change is placed in the Todd-Wadena Community Trust account and awarded every four months. The average individual contribution is less than fifty cents a month, yet Todd-Wadena members raise more than $2,000 monthly. Since the program began in 2001, more than $310,000 has been donated to 382 local service projects.