Operation Round-Up allows CTEC members to make a difference in their community through their cooperative membership.  Participating is easy.  Each month, Central Texas Electric Co-op "rounds up" the electric bill of participating members to the next highest dollar.  Those extra cents are added to the Operation Round-Up fund and individuals, families and organizations can apply for a grant.  Members can also make a one-time donation and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Grants are awarded to community organizations and families or individuals in need, that are vetted by our Operations Round-Up Board of Directors so you can be sure the funds will be used to make our community better and stay local.

Sign your account up for Operation Round-Up

Operation Round-Up Grant Application for Individual or Family

Support Operation Round-Up through AmazonSmile

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Operation Round-Up Grant Application for Organization

Make a one-time donation

All funds are kept separate from CTEC finances, and all funds collected are tax-deductible. All participation is voluntary. However, the more CTEC members that participate, the more difference the program can make in our area. You can also simply make a tax-deductible donation of any amount or have a fixed amount added to your bill each month. Simply call any of the CTEC offices or e-mail us at helpdesk@ctec.coop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recurring round-up participants can expect to give an average of 50 cents per month.

Yes, members can make a one-time contribution of any amount.  Simply call us at 1-800-900-2832 or email us at helpdesk@ctec.coop to arrange a one time payment.

Operation Round-Up contributions are kept in a separate fund from our general funds.  When grant applications are received, the Operation Round-Up Board will meet, in-person or virtually, to vet the organization, individual or family applying for a grant.  If the grant is approved, a check is issued to the entity. 

No, but members can encourage organizations or individuals/families to apply for a grant. 

Yes, one-time and recurring contributions are tax deductible. 

Enrollment is done at the account level, so members can participate with one meter or all the meters under their membership. 

If members decide to participate, they will see “Operation Round*Up” as a line item on their monthly bill. And remember this donation is tax-deductible.

Members can decide to participate or to remove their accounts from the program at any time.

Recent Operation Round-Up Grants

The Doebel Family

The Operation Round-Up board of directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved a grant for the Doebel family of Gillespie County.

Earlier this year, Roy and Elaine Doebel were victims of a house fire. While the couple, along with their grandchild, were able to escape safely, their home was completely destroyed, along with their vehicles.  The board awarded a grant of $2,000 to help the family as they make a newly purchased home their own.


Living Well Learning Center

Recently, the Operation Round-Up Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved a grant to support the Living Well Learning Center in Fredericksburg.
The Living Well Learning Center provides continuing education for adults with developmental disabilities, to change the way the community perceives them, and educate the community regarding the needs of disabled adults.  They received a grant of $1,000 to help cover their operating expenses. 
For more information about the HCCAA’s Meals on Wheels Program, please visit their website page at https://livingwelllearningcenter.org/

Hill Country Community Action Association’s Meals on Wheels Program

The Operation Round-Up Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative approved a grant to support the HCCAA’s Meals on Wheels Program in Kingsland.  The Meals on Wheels Program provides seniors that are confined to their home a hot meal once a day.  They service the Kingsland, Sunrise Beach, Buchanan Dam, Horseshoe Bay, Deer Haven and Sandy Harbor areas.  They received a grant of $2,500 to support their efforts. 

For more information about the HCCAA’s Meals on Wheels Program, please visit their website page at www.hccaa.com

Operation Round-Up Board of Directors


Curtis Schulze, Chairperson - Mason County

Sheila Brand, Vice-Chairperson - Kerr County

Linda Raschke' Secretary/Treasurer - Llano County

Roy Kasper, Gillespie County

Don Durden, Kendall County

Sue Rhoades , San Saba County