Operation Round Up

operation round up logoHow Operation Round Up® Works

With Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up®, a little change can help a lot.

  • When members round their bills up automatically, KV REMC is able to donate to local non-profits
  • By participating, you are helping friends and neighbors in our community
  • Every year, those pennies add up
  • For every member that participates, we are able to donate up to $6 to worthy causes
  • With 18,000 members, the potential impact is huge!

Operation Round Up® Grants

The Operation Round Up board of directors meets quarterly to review grant applications.  If you wish to apply in 2024, please submit your Operation Round Up® Application (PDF) to the KV REMC office by one of the dates below for review during that month.

  • March 1, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • September 2, 2024
  • December 2, 2024

Operation Round Up® Scholarship

At KV REMC, supporting our community and its youth is one of our top priorities. With our Operation Round Up® Scholarship, we offer graduating high school seniors the opportunity to apply for one of 6 available scholarships.

  • 2 – $2,000 scholarships
  • 4 – $1,000 scholarships

Who is Eligible?

  • These scholarships are available only to students of KV REMC members planning to continue their education at a college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2024
  • To be eligible, students’ parents or legal guardians must be Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers and participate in Operation Round Up on or before February 1, 2024
  • If you currently do not participate in Operation Round Up and wish to sign-up, please contact the KV REMC office at our main number at (800) 552-2622 or our local number at (219) 733-2511. To be eligible for the scholarship, the student’s parent or legal guardian must participate in Operation Round Up.


The application deadline has passed.  Information on the 2025 Operation Round Up Scholarships will be available in January.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who controls the funds that Operation Round Up® Trust generates?

Operation Round Up® Trust is a separate entity from KV REMC with its own board of directors consisting of leaders within the community. Current board members include: Tim Miller-Kouts, Kouts; Keith Meyers, Chesterton; Ed Marks, Wanatah; Jamie Shireman, Knox; Judy Jelinek, San Pierre; Pat Hedge, Crown Point; and Sue Bachert, North Judson.

Who will benefit from the Operation Round Up® Program?

Operation Round Up® funds may be used for community service projects, economic development, education and youth programs, environmental projects, emergency energy assistance and disaster relief. Operation Round Up® funds may not be used for political purposes.

Where are the funds kept?

The Operation Round Up® funds are kept in a trust fund and are dispersed as directed by the Operation Round Up® board.

Do I have to participate in Operation Round Up®?

The Operation Round Up® program is voluntary. Each new customer is automatically enrolled, but any customer who wishes not participate may notify us by calling our office at (219) 733-2511 or (800) 552-2622. Any customer who previously decided not to participate and has now changed their mind, may sign up for Operation Round Up by calling the REMC office.

How much will Operation Round Up® cost a customer?

The average customer will contribute $6 per year; the most they can contribute is $11.88 per year. These dollars are tax deductible. You will receive notification of the total amount you have contributed during the year.