Participating members round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month and have that change donated to the MCPA Operation Round Up Trust.

Operation Round-up LogoThe trust donates funds annually to worthwhile non-profit organizations that are working to make a positive impact in McLeod, Renville, Carver and Sibley Counties of Minnesota. The trust is a non-profit corporation that is governed by a volunteer board of directors.  Members make a tax-deductible donation of $.01 to $.99/month, a maximum annual donation of $11.88/year.  Average donations of $6/year.

MCPA’s Operation Round Up Program is an “opt-out” program. This means no action is needed unless you’d prefer not to participate in the ORU program. If that’s the case, simply let us know by calling our office and we’ll unenroll your account from this program.


How would an organization apply for funding?

Charitable organizations may contact the Cooperative for an application for funds or download the Operation Round Up Application. Funding is usually dispersed each March or April, with applications due to the Co-op office by March 1.

Contributions will generally be made to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for projects such as:
  • Community Service
  • Education and youth
  • Emergency assistance
  • Environment
  • Disaster Relief
Contributions are generally not made for:
  • Lobbying, political or religious organizations
  • Veteran, fraternal, and labor organizations
  • Fundraising dinners, raffles, events
  • National fund drives

2022 Operational Round Up Donations
Name Amount
Brownton Bruins Organization $1,000
Buffalo Lake Ambulance $2,000
Buffalo Lake Fire Department $2,000
Gaylord Fire Department $2,000
GFW Dollars for Scholars $1,000
Green Isle Fire Relief $2,000
Hector Ambulance $2,000
Hector Fire Department $2,000
Hutchinson Area Women of Today $1,000
Mayer Fire Department $2,000
McLeod Alliance $   300
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf $2,500
McLeod For Tomorrow $1,000
MN Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame $1,000
Minnesota K9 Search Specialists $1,500
New Germany Fire Department $2,000
New Germany Legion – Post 601 $2,000
Sibley East High School Bowling Club $1,000
Silver Lake Ambulance $1,000
Stewart Fire Department $2,000
SWWC Foundation for Innovation in Education $1,000
United Comm. Action Partnership Fiscal Host of HOMES $1,000
United Way of West Central Minnesota $   750