Operation Round Up Grant Application

How can an organization apply for funding?

Applications may be obtained on this page by mail or at one of our local offices and are accepted by mail. Grants for organizations are limited to a maximum of one grant up to $10,000 in a 12-month period.

How is the Coast Electric Community Trust funded?

The Coast Electric Community Trust is funded by Operation Round Up, a nationally-recognized program funded by Coast Electric members. Participating members voluntarily have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar amount, contributing an average of $6 annually.

Who is eligible for funding?

To be eligible, you must provide charitable services in at least one of
the three counties that Coast Electric serves: Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River. 501(c)(3) organizations and agencies are preferred.

What is the selection process?

Funds are administered by volunteer members of the Coast Electric Community Trust Committee. The decisions made by the committee are based on the funds available and the community impact of requests being considered. All applicants will be notified within 30 days of the committee’s decision.

Organizations or agencies which DO NOT QUALIFY for funding:

  • Schools, churches, religious organizations (except for church or school-affiliated programs when there is a direct community impact involved.)
  • Lobbying, political organizations,or campaigns, capital fund campaigns
  • For-profit organizations
  • Fundraising Events

Submit applications:

  • Using the form below
  • Mail to: Coast Electric Community Trust
    c/o Gulf Coast Community Foundation
    11975 Seaway Rd #B150
    Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Drop off at any Coast Electric office
  • Fax to: (228) 897-4841
  • Email to: roundup@coastepa.com or to lbirmingham@mgccf.org

For more information, email roundup@coastepa.com or call (228) 897-4841.

Please note: Incomplete applications will be automatically denied. 

The Coast Electric Community Trust is administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Operation Round Up Grant Application

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 10000.
  • Drop files here or