Cobb EMC Foundation

Working together to help our neighbors in need through local non-profits.

 

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 composed 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.

Impact Report

Request Funding

To request funding*, submit your completed application (along with necessary documents**). 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. Please submit your application by the 15th of the month for consideration in the next month’s meeting.

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 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: $8,984,648

$67,799 donated in January 2024 | $84,800 donated in February 2024 | $76,950 donated in March 2024 | $76,000 donated in April 2024 | $80,900 donated in May 2024

$77,000 donated in January 2023

$77,700 donated in February 2023

$74,400 donated in March 2023

$75,500 donated in April 2023

$76,800 donated in May 2023

$76,800 donated in June 2023

$74,050 donated in July 2023

$77,200 donated in August 2023

$76,100 donated in September 2023

$76,400 donated in October 2023

$76,000 donated in November 2023

$76,515 donated in December 2023

The following Cobb EMC members serve on the board:

  • John Golemo
  • Andrew Korf
  • Cathy Lane
  • Paul Letalien
  • Marlon Longacre
  • Diane Parker
  • Michele Sutcliffe
  • Heather Trainor
  • David Tyler

The Cobb EMC Foundation board is composed 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.

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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Hear From a Grant Recipient

"Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding has been privileged to be the recipient of the Cobb EMC Foundation’s generous gifts over the past few years. These contributions have been vital in the development and success of our program and have enabled us to continue to provide services for the Special Needs community throughout NW Georgia. Many of our participants are overwhelmed with medical expenses and long-term therapy services.

Through Cobb EMC’s giving, we have been able to subsidize our true lesson costs in order to keep our Therapeutic Riding sessions affordable. Their charitable gift also enabled us to purchase a new horse for our program a few years ago. I am happy to report that ‘Snickers’ continues to be a great asset to our equine team and is thoroughly loved by all his riders and volunteers. He is happy, healthy, and going strong! We can not thank the Cobb EMC Foundation enough for their unwavering support of Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding and the amazing community of people we serve. We look forward to a continued relationship, and together, making an impact in the lives of the outstanding horses and humans we love!"

- Kristen Moreland, Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding