LPEA Round Up Foundation Awards Over $146,000 to Local Non-Profits!
2023 Round Up
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Last year, the LPEA Round Up Foundation allocated nearly $150,000 in grants to various non-profits and community programs in La Plata and Archuleta counties. This is great news for the local community! 

These extra dollars will go a long way in helping organizations achieve their missions and support those in need.

So how does the Round Up program work? LPEA customers can opt to round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. The spare change goes into a fund, which the Foundation distributes annually as grants.

This year, almost 17,000 participating LPEA members raised over $87,000. LPEA also contributed $60,000 in unclaimed capital credits specifically for education grants.  

Additionally, a portion of the funds went to emergency assistance programs in La Plata and Archuleta counties to support individuals and families in need. 

While it's just pocket change for most, together it adds up to make a real difference for local people and causes. Hopefully even more customers will opt to round up their bill after seeing the impact this year.

 Recipients of the 2023 Round Up grants (in alphabetical order) were: 

  • Archuleta Seniors, Inc. 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado 
  • Boy Scout Troop 538 
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church 
  • Durango 9-R Food and Nutrition 
  • Durango Area Youth Hockey Association 
  • Durango Arts Center 
  • Durango Baseball & Softball 
  • Durango Rocky Mountain Swimming 
  • Durango Trails 
  • Durango Wrestling Club 
  • Fort Lewis College Athletics 
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation 
  • Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center 
  • Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County 
  • KUTE, Inc 
  • La Plata Open Space Conservancy 
  • Music in the Mountains, Inc. 
  • People Improving Communities and Kids Foundation 
  • Region 9 Economic Development Dist of SW CO 
  • Riverview Christian Fellowship 
  • San Juan Symphony Chamber Singers 
  • Seed Studio 
  • Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable 
  • TARA Historical Society 
  • The Powerhouse 
  • Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County 

Recipients of the 2023 Educational grants (in alphabetical order) were: 

  • Archuleta Seniors, Inc. 
  • Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County 
  • Dancing Spirit, Inc. 
  • Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Inc 
  • Durango High School 
  • Durango High School Parent Teacher Organization 
  • Durango Instrumental Music Booster Club (DIMBC) 
  • Durango Montessori School 
  • Kute, Inc, DBA KSUT Public Radio 
  • Local First Foundation 
  • Miller Middle School Durango 9-R SD 
  • Pagosa Community Initiative 
  • Pine River Shares/Community Foundation Serving SW CO 
  • San Juan BOCES 
  • San Juan Symphony 
  • Stillwater Music 
  • The Powerhouse 
  • Upper San Juan Search and Rescue 
  • Wildfire Adapted Partnership 
  • Women's Resource Center in Durango