Sharing Change Through Operation Round Up©
The Jackson EMC Foundation was founded in 2005 to help make our community a better place. One of the seven cooperative principles is concern for community and donations made through the Foundation allow members to give back to the community.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that distributes funds raised through Operation Round Up©, Jackson EMC’s philanthropic program.
Operation Round Up© allows members to round up their bill to the nearest dollar and donate the difference. Donations support funding for community-based programs, like food banks, community health clinics, educational initiatives, emergency shelters and more.
*This data includes grants through September 2022.
100% of members’ contributions go toward improving the lives of others in our community.
Last year, Jackson EMC members invested more than $1.3 million in the community through grants awarded by the Jackson EMC Foundation.
Since Operation Round Up© started in 2005, our members have contributed more than to the $18.5 million program.
More than 350+ organizations have received grants.
More than $5.4M in health and human services grants have been made.
Most months, the Jackson EMC Foundation awards more than $100,000 through grants to organizations making a difference in our community.
Grants have been distributed across all 10 counties served by Jackson EMC.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors has 11 volunteer members.
The average annual contribution per member is $6.