Operation Round Up exists because of the generosity of Cotton Electric's members.  Every month, more than 12,300 members of the cooperative kick in a little extra change, rounding up their monthly power bill to the nearest dollar. Contributions ranging from one cent to 99 cents are pooled and provide the funds for the Cotton Electric Charitable Foundation. This collection of small change has had a big impact. Cotton Electric Charitable Foundation has awarded or pledged grants totaling $1,471,008.63 since the foundation was established.

A total of $23,024.56 in CECF grants were issued in the first quarter of 2023.

A list of grants for the past four quarters is below.

February 2023    
Chisholm Trail Kiwanis Club of Duncan AED for Kiddieland $2,121.25
Comanche Fire Department SCBA Cylinders $2,500.00
Gabriel's House Smart TV for Empire location $380.97
Grandfield Senior Citizens Center Commercial refrigerator $3,545.00
Indiahoma Public Schools Commercial mixer $5,796.85
Teen Court, Inc. Refurbished color copier $2,975.00
Velma-Alma FFA 10-ton bender and pip die $5,228.00
Will Rogers Pre-K Center (Duncan) Items for calming area $477.49
Total for February 2023   $23,024.56
November 2022    
Beautiful Day Foundation Books $1,600.00
Chattanooga Fire and Rescue Wildland PPE $3,865.00
Family Promise of Lawton, Inc Obtaining documents for homeless families $750.00
Grandfield VFD Equipment $3,400.00
Horace Mann Elementary  Student lunch balances $500.00
Indiahoma Fire Department Generator $5,000.00
Marlow Elementary School Smart boards and tablets $3,000.00
United Methodist Women, Duncan Blessing Box Support $1,500.00
Velma Fire Department A/C and Heater Replacement $5,000.00
Walters Volunteer Fire Department Bunker/Wildland Gear $2,500.00
Waurika EMS District Radio Units $2,640.00
Total for November 2022   $29,755.00
August 2022    
Break Bread Together Food and Supplies $2,500.00
Chisholm Trail Kiwanis Club Life vest for swimming students $1,466.23
Jefferson County Free Fair Heater installation $1,500.00
Safe Center, Inc Equipment and furniture for conference space $2,160.56
Wichita Mountains Prevention Network Support of Youth Conference $1,000.00
Total for August 2022   $8,626.79
June 2022    
Addington Baptist Church Fencing $5,000.00
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Booklets for Creative Writing program $375.00
Community Presbyterian Refrigerators $1,978.00
Douglass Community Center Industrial drum fans $2,349.96
Duncan Area Literacy Council Children's books $1,500.00
Duncan Community Residence Inc.  Insulation for building $2,041.01
Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department 4-gas monitor and thermal imaging cameras $3,161.04
Giddy Up 'N Go Laptop, software, and printer $1,247.99
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Food for Kids programs in CEC area $2,500.00
United Way of Stephens County Children's books $750.00
Walters Public Schools Folding tables and chairs $1,000.00
Total for June 2022   $21,930.00