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The Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation was formed in 2007 to expand the commitment to our members and the communities we serve and is funded through our Operation Round Up program and our subsidiaries, Blue Ridge Energy, LLC, and RidgeLink, LLC.
The Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation is unique because 100 percent of all members’ donations as well as a portion of our subsidiaries’ profits are returned to the members and their communities. Thanks to over 25,000 members who participate in Operation Round Up programs each month, the Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation has returned almost $3 million to our members and local communities.
The Blue Ridge Energy Members Foundation will not be accepting community grant applications for 2021. All Foundation funding is currently being used to individual and family relief for members struggling with their energy bills due to winter weather and COVID-19 related hardships. Should funding become available for a limited community grant program in late 2021, the on-line application will again be activated. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations at email@example.com.
The Foundation provides monetary assistance to Blue Ridge Energy members struggling to pay their electric bills as well as local non-profit organizations that provide other types of assistance to our members.
To determine eligibility, individual members seeking assistance work through local help agencies like the Department of Social Services and "We Can." Agencies may differ by county.
Dozens of local organizations apply and are approved for community grants. A volunteer group of members (the Foundation Advisory Committee or FAC) review applications from the applying non-profit organizations for the annual grant cycle.
Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants in the areas of health, wellness and treatment, education and youth, economic and community development, and environmental enhancement / quality of life. Religious and political organizations are not eligible for funding. Organizations should seek grants to provide specific services that benefit others. General operating expenses should not be requested.
Foundation Advisory Committee Members