Many electric cooperatives have bill round up programs that generate funds to contribute back to the communities they serve. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Cloverland’s CEO, Mike Heise, decided it was an ideal time to establish such a program for our cooperative to give back to the Eastern Upper Peninsula communities we serve. Cloverland Cares officially launched as a separate non-profit entity with the specific focus to support our school meal programs, food banks and need-based scholarships.
Starting in September (2020), Cloverland’s members can opt-in to round up their monthly bill payments to contribute to Cloverland Cares. Funding will be designated specifically for food banks and scholarships and will be divided equally among Cloverland’s three districts.
There are several ways to contribute to Cloverland Cares:
- Round up each bill to the nearest dollar (an average of $6 per year)
- Designate an amount to donate with each monthly bill
- Designate a one-time donation in the amount of your choice
To enroll, please contact our member services team (1-800-562-4953) or use SmartHub (select “bill pay” then “round up” and follow prompts).
Cloverland Cares grant cycles:
Fall (deadline: September 30) and Spring (deadline: March 31)
We are also seeking members from districts A and C to serve on our Cloverland Cares board of directors. Participation involves quarterly board meetings – fall and spring meetings to review grant requests, plus an annual meeting and a strategic planning meeting. Interested in serving? Complete the board member application and send it to email@example.com.