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The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 38 grants in 2021 totaling $118,754 for non-profit organizations in La Plata and Archuleta counties. In 2020, the board approved 44 grants totaling $115,785. 

Recipients of the 2021 grants were:

Round Up Foundation grants are made possible, in part, by the generosity of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) members who choose to round up their electric bill each month to the next highest dollar. $60,000 in unclaimed LPEA Capital Credits are also provided annually to the La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board, on behalf of the LPEA Board of Directors, to support these grants. 

Grants are available to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in La Plata and Archuleta counties and usually range from $500 to $5,000. Application forms and more details are available at lpea.coop/grant-programs

LPEA members wishing to round up their bill can sign up on SmartHub or at lpea.coop/round-foundation. The average LPEA member contribution is just $6.00 annually. Members can also elect to donate more each month if they would like to contribute additional money to local non-profits automatically.