By donating your change when you round up your payment, you can help impact your community. Rounding your bill up to the next full dollar will help provide funding to create programs for Senior Citizens, STEM/STEAM Education and K-12.
Funding will also help those that are struggling with a utility bill or for emergency response to catastrophes like tornados and COVID 19.
The Impact Fund is a round-up program much like what many retailers and electric utilities offer, but this fund is designated to impact just the communities that we serve. We felt these communities are under-served by other efforts. The Impact Fund gives our customers an opportunity to support our community through rounding up of their water or sewer bill. On average, participating in the program will only be $5.50 to $6.50 each year. All of the funds generated from this program go straight back into the community. The program will be administered by the Cleveland Bradley Community Foundation. The Community Foundation will partner with The Caring Place and use their deep roots of working with the most vulnerable in the community.
Where does my change go?
The Impact Fund will allocate 10% of the funds raised to help customers who are experiencing economic hardships and are unable to pay for their utilities, 5% will go to an emergency response fund that will assist those impacted by natural disasters such as tornados or other emergencies such as a pandemic. The remaining 85% will go to fund grants for programs that focus on senior citizens, STEM/STEAM education, and K-12 education.
How do I request assistance?
Sometimes we all need a little help, and the Impact Fund is there. If you have fallen onto hard times and need some help getting back on your feet, there are people that you can reach out to for assistance. The Impact Fund partners with The Caring Place to offer relief to individuals in need. They can be reached at (423)472-4414 or by leaving them a message online at:
How do I opt out, or begin helping if I opted out previously?
If you do not wish to participate in the program you may opt out by filling out the form below or calling our office at 423-559-8505. If you change your mind at any time you can opt back in by choosing that option.