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  • La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation

    Pocket change for positive change

    The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation is almost too easy.

    Indeed, it seems counter-intuitive: How could something so simple make such a difference? But Round Up has – donating, since its formation more than $1 million in local grants to hundreds of agencies and organizations in Archuleta and La Plata counties.

    At its core, Round Up is a community service program organized through La Plata Electric and funded by LPEA members. It derives its funding when members sign-up to “round-up” their electric bills each month to the next higher dollar. Many cooperatives across the country have formed similar foundations to facilitate a way for the co-op and its members to support deserving friends and neighbors in need.

    LPEA’s inaugural Round Up board was formed in 1996, and by 1997, the foundation had issued its first grant - $1,000 to the Manna Soup Kitchen. Since then the foundation has endured as a win-win enterprise.

    Individually, the contributions may be very small, but, as indicated in the list here, those pennies add up.

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    Round Up financial documents:

    Sign up to “round up” here, or call 970.247.5786.

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    2016 Round Up Donations

    Community Assistance

    Community Emergency Assistance Coalition | $ 21,215
    Housing Solutions of the Southwest | $1,117
    Pagosa Springs Outreach Coalition | $6,090

    Total Communtiy Assistance | $28,422

    Community Service Programs:

    Aid for Pets | $300
    The Arc of Southwest Colorado| $1,000
    Bear Smart Durango| $1,350
    BeFitBeAble | $2,000
    Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition | $1,000
    Chimney Rock Interpretive Association | $1,500
    Community Foundation SWCO Adobe Building | $2,000
    Destination Imagination | $1,000
    DHS Theater Troupe | $2,000
    Durango Area Youth Hockey Association | $3,700
    Durango Botanical Gardens | $1,000
    Durango Community After Prom Association | $1,500
    Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering | $1,000
    Durango Education Center | $1,800
    Durango Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #8 (Shop with a Cop | $3,000
    Friends of the San Juan | $1,500
    Gold Star Parents Weekend | $2,200
    Great Old Broads for Wilderness | $1,000
    Immaculate Heart of Mary/Pope John Paul II Catholic Church | $1,000
    Kiwanis Kids Fun Safety Day | $500
    La Plata Family Centers Coalition | $2,000
    La Plata Youth Services | $1,000
    Manna Soup Kitchen | $2,000
    Merely Players | $1,000
    Native American Education Program | $1,000
    Pagosa Crisis Pregnancy Center (THRIVE) | $3,000
    Project Merry Christmas | $4,000
    Ross Aragon Community Center Parks and Rec Dept | $3,200
    Sexual Assault Services Organization | $2,500
    Southwest Civic Winds | $1,000
    State of the Skate | $2,500
    Trails 2000 | $1,500
    Treasure Ministries | $2,500
    Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, Inc. | $1,530
    Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association | $1,930

    Total Community Service Programs | $62,080

    Total Round Up Donations | $90,502

    2015 Round Up Donations:

    Community Assistance

    Community Emergency Assistance Coalition | $22,225
    Housing Solutions of the Southwest | $1064
    Pagosa Springs Outreach Coalition | $4,800

    Total Communtiy Assistance | $26,090

    Community Service Programs:

    Adult Day Care @ Our Place | $1,000
    American Legion Post 108 | $2,400
    Blueprints of Hope | $3,525
    Community Emergency Relief Fund | $4,000
    Durango Railroad Historical Society | $1,000
    Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary | $2,500
    Health Coalition of SW Colorado | $2,000
    Hesperus Baptist Camp | $3,000
    HTB Softball | $1,000
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church | $5,000
    La Plata County Mounted Patrol | $1,637
    La Plata Open Space Conservancy | $3,500
    Manna Soup Kitchen | $4,000
    Pope John Paul II Food Pantry | $3,000
    Riverhouse Children's Center | $2,500
    San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership | $1,600
    Seeds of Learning | $3,000
    Senior Engineering Design Team @ FLC | $1,000
    TARA Historical Society | $3,000
    Thingamajig Theatre | $1,000
    TRIO Talent Search @ FLC | $2,808
    Vallecito Nordic Club | $1,500
    Veterans Homestead Project | $1,900

    Total Community Service Programs | $55,871

    Total Round Up Donations | $81,961

    2014 Round Up Donations:

    Community Assistance:

    Community Emergency Assistance Coalition | $18,747

    Community Service Programs:

    9 Health Fair - Pagosa Springs | $500
    Adult Day Care at Our Place (ADCOP) | $1,000
    Ag Program - Durango High School | $2,500
    Alternative Horizons Corp | $600
    Blue Star Moms of Durango | $5,000
    Boy Scout Troop 501 | $500
    Chimney Rock Interpretive Association | $1,470
    Durango Bluegrass Meltdown | $1500
    Durango Destination Imagination | $1,000
    Durango Nature Studies | $1,700
    Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County |$1,000
    Healthy Community Food Systems | $2,500
    Healthy Foods Community Services | $2,500
    Heartbeat Durango Suicide Survivors Group | $600
    KSUT Public Radio | $2,638
    La Plata County 4H Shooting Sports | $2,000
    La Plata Family Centers Coalition | $3,000
    Pagosa Destination Imagination | $1,000
    Pagosa Multi-Purpose Pavilion | $1,100
    Pagosa Springs After-Prom Celebration | $500
    Pagosa Springs Youth Music, Girls' Choir | $1,500
    Phoenix Fellowship | $3,000
    Rving Accessibility Group dba PEAK Access | $4,500
    San Juan BOCES Career Fair | $1,500
    Seeds of Learning | $2,500
    Silver SPRUCE Academy | $1,000
    Trails 2000 | $2,000
    Wildcats Basketball, Ignacio | $265

    Total Community Service Programs | $48,873

    Total Round Up Donations | $75,092

    2013 Round Up Donations:

    Community Assistance:

    Community Emergency Assistance Coalition 20,530
    Volunteers of America 1,080
    Pagosa Springs Outreach Coalition 4,800

    Total Communtiy Assistance | $26,410

    Community Service Programs:

    Alternative Horizons | $1,194
    American Legion Post 108 | $3,500
    American Red Cross | $1,800
    Archuleta Seniors Inc | $1,500
    Big Brothers/Big Sisters | $2,000
    Blue Star Moms | $1,000
    Boys & Girls Club of LPC | $4,000
    Destination Imagination | $3,000
    Disabled American Veterans | $2,500
    Durango Bluegrass Meltdown | $1,600
    Durango Chamber | $200
    Durango Communtiy After Prom Association | $500
    Durango Nature Studies | $1,300
    Durango Railroad Historical Society | $1,250
    Firewise of Southwest Colorado | $2,500
    Fort Lewis College Mathematics | $2,500
    Habitat for Humanity | $2,000
    Hour Exchange Program | $500
    Housing Solutions for the Southwest | $500
    John Paul II Food Bank | $2,500
    La Plata County Mounted Patrol | $3,000
    La Plata Family Centers Coalition | $500
    La Plata Youth Services | $1,800
    Manna Soup Kitchen | $3,500
    Merely Playes | $500
    Operation Second Chance | $5,000
    Pagosa Springs After Prom Party | $500
    Second Wind Fund of Four Corners | $2,500
    Southwest Smilemakers | $1,300
    Tera Historical Society | $300

    Total Community Service Programs | $54,744

    Total Round Up Donations | $81,154