Operation RoundUp

The Operation Roundup Mission

The Bartholomew REMC Membership Community Trust, Inc. shall accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes in the service area of Bartholomew County REMC.

Operation Roundup Grants

The Bartholomew REMC Membership Community Trust Inc., is able to provide grants through our Operation RoundUp program.

  • Members allow us to round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar
  • Those pennies are then put into a special account to later be awarded by the Operation RoundUp Trustees
  • The trustees review requests received during the application acceptance period
  • Grants are awarded to applicants at its quarterly meetings

Cent by Cent, REMC Community Trust Helps Those in Need

The Bartholomew REMC Membership Community Trust, Inc. is particularly interested in proposals for needs beyond an applicant’s resources, means or other funding sources. The trust prefers to fund tangible items with a long life span.


  • All request proposals must be submitted online.
  • Proposals for funds are sometimes numerous and every request cannot be fulfilled either in full or part due to our limited resources.
  • We prefer requests for long term, tangible items. Technology and Software are not considered long term items.

All proposals from organizations are required to include the proper Internal Revenue Service documentation letter verifying IRS 501 (c)(3) non-profit status.

Application Deadline

Application deadlines are by noon on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

Grant Request Guidelines

  • Grant requests are considered on a quarterly basis
  • For a rapid grant request response, proposals should be received no later than noon the first day of the following months: March, June, September and December.
  • If the first of the month falls on a weekend, the grant is due by noon on the Friday before.
  • Grants are made on a yearly basis
  • Grant renewals must reapply
  • e-mail questions@bcremc.com if you have any questions

An Organization’s Proposal Should Include:

  • The trust’s application for donation request (form online).
  • The organization’s IRS 501 (c) (3) determination letter uploaded within application (.pdf file preferred).
  • The most recent financial statement uploaded within application (.pdf file preferred).
  • A one page cover/summary letter of the request and a detailed itemized price break down/budget and/or quotes/estimates if applicable. In one file for upload (.pdf file preferred).

The Trust Does Not Provide Grants For:

  • Fraternal, labor, political, religious or sectarian groups
  • Salaries/wages of employees or volunteers
  • The training of employees or volunteers (books or supplies needed would be considered)
  • Items with a short life span, such as computer software/hardware
  • For-profit business start-ups or development
  • Endowments or endowed chairs
  • Grant making entities
  • Long-term funding
  • Ongoing support for operating costs
  • After-the-fact/post event situations
  • Athletic teams, golf events, post-prom or post-graduation activities
  • Groups to attend seminars or take field trips
  • Advertising
  • Payments of any type of utility bill
  • Fundraising events

Notes: The trust will not discriminate in this program on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or family status. These guidelines may be modified by the board of trustees, at its discretion, in response to changing conditions and priorities.