November 28, 2011 – The Trustees of the GEC Community
Foundation, Inc. met November 9, 2011 and awarded $5,829.64
in grant allocations to recipients in Grundy, Mercer and
Harrison Counties in Missouri and in Wayne County, Iowa.
included the South Harrison R-II High School and South
Harrison R-II Elementary School, Bethany; North Mercer R-III
High School, Mercer; Grundy County R-V High School, Galt;
Laredo R-VII Elementary School, Laredo and Princeton R-V
High School, Princeton. The Wayne County Digital Committee
located in Wayne County, Iowa was also a recipient of funds.
Since 2005, the GEC
Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded 252 grants totaling
over $171,533.95 to deserving schools and community
organizations. The Foundation assists qualifying schools and
organizations with grant monies in the areas of education,
health and rural development. The funds are open to eligible
entities within Grundy Electric Cooperative’s 12 county
service area which includes, Harrison, Mercer and Grundy
counties and portions of Linn, Livingston, Daviess, Gentry,
Putnam, and Sullivan counties in Missouri and portions of
Ringgold, Wayne and Decatur counties in Iowa.
The Foundation, which
is operated on a volunteer basis, is primarily funded
through the Operation Round-Up Program. This program allows
GEC members and customers of the Public Water Supply
District Number 1 of Grundy County to voluntarily “round up”
their utility bill to the next even dollar. The PWSD
Round-Up funds are disbursed solely to projects located in
Grundy County. For an average of $6.00 per year
participating patrons assist in funding local community
The next grant
application deadline is February 1, 2012. Qualified
applicants must be a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization or
other eligible entity and may apply for a grant by
completing a grant application with supporting information.
Grant applications are available at www.grundyec.com or by
calling Grundy Electric Cooperative at (660) 359-3941 or
Toll Free 1-800-279-2249, extension 23 or 33.