Jackson EMC Foundation awards monthly grants

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 7:00AM on Saturday 1st August 2020 ( 5 days ago )

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded more than $89,000 in grants at its July meeting, including $42,500 in awards to organizations that serve Hall County. 

The money for the grants comes from the 197,016 participating cooperative members who have their monthly electric bills rounded to the next dollar amount through the Operation Round Up program. Their 'spare change' has funded 1,555 grants to organizations and 388 grants to individuals, putting more than $15.8 million back into local communities since the program began in 2005. 

The July 2020 grants included:

Any individual or charitable organization in the ten counties served by Jackson EMC (Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe) may apply for a Foundation grant by completing an application, available online at or at local Jackson EMC offices.  Applicants do not need to be a member of Jackson EMC.

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