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South Central Power Company Foundation grant awards surpass $1 million

August 22, 2016

Grant awards surpass $1 millionThe South Central Power Company Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 178 projects since it launched Operation Round Up in 2014.

“Between the grants and scholarships, the South Central Power Company Foundation has returned $1,115,551.25 to civic, charitable and educational organizations across the service territory,” said Don Jones, Foundation chairman.  “Exceeding $1 million is a milestone that reflects efforts to feed the hungry, support education and youth activities, assist substance abuse programs and purchase life-saving medical equipment.”

“The million dollar mark demonstrates that a little change is making a big difference in the lives of our members – for agencies, schools and safety service departments across the 24 counties served by South Central Power,” said Vice President of Member Service and Community Relations Cathy Bitler.

The Foundation awarded 36 grants totaling $139,343.86 at its July meeting.  The Foundation awarded grants to:

  • Adena Local Schools
  • American Association of University Women
  • Bremen Elementary
  • Bremen Presbyterian Church
  • Canal Winchester Lions Club Inc
  • Children’s Clothing Bank
  • Circleville City Schools
  • Circleville Elementary School
  • Clarington Volunteer Fire Department
  • Club Future
  • Eastern Band Boosters
  • Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency
  • Fairfield County Family, Adult and Children First Council
  • Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board
  • Jacob Getz
  • God’s Community Food Bank
  • Gorsuch West Elementary School
  • Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society
  • Harbor of Hope
  • Hopewell/Madison Choice Pantry
  • Lancaster City Schools Library
  • Liberty Union Middle School
  • Living Word Feed Distribution
  • Marion Township Fire Department
  • Monroe Arts Council
  • Perry County Bicentennial Commission
  • Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Pickaway County Ag Day
  • Rushcreek Presbyterian Church
  • Bernadette School STEM Program
  • SOOH Fairfield Double J Stables
  • Robert Summers
  • Summit Township Board of Trustees
  • Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Department
  • Victory Hill Church
  • Walk Talk Outreach Ministries

The South Central Power Company Foundation is separate from the electric cooperative and operates with its own 11-member board of directors. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, where the Foundation awards the approved grants.

Operation Round Up, a program that automatically “rounds up” the electric cooperative members’ monthly bill to the next highest dollar funds the South Central Power Foundation.  Applications are available at www.southcentralpower.com.