SVEC Operation Round Up Grant Recipients

operation round up grants

SVEC’s Operation Round Up Committee has selected a dozen community organizations as the latest group of grant recipients.

The total amount to be distributed in July is $12,000. Operation Round Up is SVEC’s charitable program that features a pool of money that grows as members voluntarily “round up” their bills to the nearest dollar each month.

Applications for the next grant cycle are available at and due Oct. 5.

The latest grant recipients are:

Augusta County

Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge: To support the nonprofit Jones Gardens in its expansion of a community garden in Staunton.

LIFEworks Project: To support its microgrant program to assist neighbors in their press forward toward independence.

Mental Health America of Augusta: To run its I.C. Hope program through the local YMCA, providing support services from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades.


Page County

Living Legacy: To help with the cost of its first employee, a part-time facility manager who helps to promote the mission of encouraging personal development and healthy lifestyles for youth.

Stanley Volunteer Fire Department: To keep equipment in working condition for its group of about 50 members.


Rockingham County

Blue Ridge Foster Love: To supplement overhead costs for its foster care closet and purchase items required to be new, such as diapers, wipes and car seats.


Shenandoah County

Sustainability Matters: To support Shenandoah County-based activities of its Making Trash Bloom project at the landfill.


Winchester/Frederick County

Council on Alcoholism, Lord Fairfax: To replace the HVAC units at its Lord Fairfax House, a residential halfway house for people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Godfrey Miller Home: To subsidize the cost of meals to older adults in the community who have limited financial meals.

Love to NIC: To provide necessities, such as shoes, socks and clothing, and meals to area homeless.



Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline: To support financial assistance in its service area, to include funding girls with membership, uniforms, books and more.

Salvation Army Front Royal: To purchase gifts for underprivileged children in the Angel Tree Christmas assistance program.

News Maker Preston Knight on SVEC elections

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) well hold its board of  directors elections this summer.

We spoke with SVEC Events and Communications Manager Preston Knight about that in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Preston explains who is eligible to run for the board and how the elections work.

He also explains how to get involved if you would like to be a board member.

Preston also gives us a breakdown of the districts that make up the SVEC services area.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

SVEC credits members and former members

SVEC winter weather preparation

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) members can expect a financial boost.

The SVEC board of directors voted to return $5.5 million in capital credits.

If you are a current member of the cooperative you will receive credit on your bill.

If You are no longer served by the cooperative but were in the past SVEC will send checks starting next week.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.