Cobb EMC Foundation

Working together to help our neighbors in need.

 

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.

Mission

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.

Request Funding

To request funding*, download the application and submit your completed application (along with necessary documents**) to foundation@cobbemc.com. 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.

Recipients

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

$70,000 donated in March 2022

$73,900 donated in April 2022

$80,900 donated in May 2022

$73,300 donated in June 2022

$78,200 donated in July 2022

The following Cobb EMC members serve on the board:

  • John Golemo
  • Cathy Lane
  • Paul Letalien
  • Marlon Longacre
  • Diane Parker
  • Mike Reckord
  • Michelle Sutcliffe
  • Heather Trainor
  • John Umphlett
  • Betsy Wade

The Cobb EMC Foundation board is comprised of ten 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.

The Cobb EMC Foundation logo is available for use following the below guidelines, which help protect the brand:

  • The Cobb EMC Foundation logo should only be used on a white background.
  • Never modify the Cobb EMC Foundation logo. This includes stretching or distorting the logo, using the icon or logotype by itself and altering the colors, fonts or construction.


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