Operation Round Up

The power of small change makes a difference in the communities we serve.

As a Cobb EMC member, you have the power to impact your neighbors in the five counties we serve through our Operation Round Up program.

Every month your electric bill is rounded up to the next dollar. Your small change, added to change contributed by other cooperative members, is collected and distributed to local organizations through the Cobb EMC Foundation.

The average estimated annual giving is only $6 per member account, but the most anyone can give each month is 99 cents – or a maximum of $11.88 each year. For example, if your bill is $84.60, your bill will be rounded up to $85.00 with 40 cents going to Operation Round Up. Your monthly billing statement shows how much is being donated, and January billing statements show total funds donated, as your contributions are tax deductible.

All Cobb EMC members are automatically enrolled in Operation Round Up and will remain in the program until they request to be removed from it. You may stop your enrollment anytime. To opt out, simply fill out our online opt out form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average estimated annual giving is $6 per member account, but the most anyone can give each month is 99 cents – or a maximum of $11.88 each year. For example, if your bill is $84.60, your bill will be rounded up to $85.00 with 40 cents going to Operation Round Up. Your monthly billing statement shows how much is being donated, and January billing statements show total funds donated, as your contributions are tax deductible.

All Cobb EMC members are automatically enrolled in Operation Round Up and will remain in the program until they request to be removed from it. You may stop your enrollment anytime. To opt out, simply fill out our online opt out form below.

Operation Round Up funds are collected and distributed throughout Cobb EMC's five county service districts (Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton and Paulding counties). Every penny collected is invested right here in our local community.

Operation Round Up is a great example of one of our guiding principles – commitment to the communities we serve. Thanks to Cobb EMC members, the Cobb EMC Foundation has impacted more than 700 organizations throughout Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton and Paulding counties. Watch past recipients share more about the difference your change makes. 

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.

Yes. The Cobb EMC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your January billing statement includes an annual contribution total in the Message Center, which can be saved for income tax purposes.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative (South Carolina) created Operation Round Up in 1989. The program has since been adopted by more than 200 EMCs nationwide. Its concept is an extension of the principle on which electric co-ops were built – neighbors helping neighbors to benefit the community in which they work and live.

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