Many generous Cobb EMC members round their bills up each month, through Operation Round Up, to donate to charitable organizations within Cobb EMC's five-county service area. The Cobb EMC Foundation board is comprised of nine members residing in the Cobb EMC service area. A third-party foundation separate from Cobb EMC employees and directors, the Foundation board administers and distributes the funds collected through Operation Round Up. Decisions made by the volunteer board are based on funds available and the community impact of requests.
To carefully assess the financial requests of charitable organizations, and to apply our collective wisdom to the allocation of available funds for the broadest benefit of the community and the members we serve.
To request funding*, download the application and submit your completed application (along with necessary documents**) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Cobb EMC Foundation in the subject line. An organization can apply up to 12 times per year if needed to reach their requested amount not to exceed the $25,000 annual cap.
Community service, religious or scientific organizations, education or youth programs and nonprofits that qualify as exempt under section 501(c)(3) may benefit from this fund. For additional questions, contact Helen Wilson at 678-355-3271.
If your request is approved by the Cobb EMC Foundation board, a check will be sent to the organization. You must download and complete the post grant reporting form and submit to Cobb EMC within the calendar year to be considered for future funding requests.
Terms & Conditions: Funds cannot be used for political campaigns or organizations. The Cobb EMC Foundation board has full disbursement authority for all funds of the Foundation. *Forms must be filled out by those who would receive assistance, so unfortunately, you can't nominate a third party. **Necessary documents include: Completed and signed application, IRS 501(c)(3) letter, copy of financial statement(s) for the most recent year end.
Emergency Relief Funding
The Cobb EMC Foundation offers support to provide aid quickly to 501(c)3 organizations that have been impacted by a state of emergency. The Emergency Relief Funding application will be made available as Operation Round Up funds allow.
Each month, the Cobb EMC Foundation board of directors administers Operation Round Up funds to local nonprofits with outreach programs that benefit members within Cobb EMC's five-county service area.
Total donations to date: $7,268,984