Grant Application

Nueces Electric Charities, Inc.

Applicant Guidelines for Distribution of

Nueces Electric Cooperative

Operation Round Up Fund

The role of the Nueces Electric Charities, Inc. regarding the Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) Operation Round Up Fund is to make the best use of the funds entrusted to us to support activities within the NEC service territory and nearby communities, and to be sure that whatever gifts we make are handled wisely.

As stated in Article 4 of its Articles of Incorporation, “Nueces Electric Charities, Inc. was organized to distribute funds, voluntarily contributed to Nueces Electric Cooperative, Inc. from its members under Operation Round Up, to other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide direct educational, health, welfare, and other human services within the service area of Nueces Electric Cooperative, Inc.”

Because we wish to help as many organizations as possible, we encourage you to seek funding from more than just the NEC Operation Round Up Fund. We will not penalize you for doing that; in fact, when we see that you have been resourceful – that is, your organization is willing to put some of its own money into a program/project, and has received or is working on receiving support from other organizations as well – that lends strength to your proposal. Applications for a particular new or one-time program or project must be submitted and approved BEFORE the programs/projects have begun.

If your organization has funds to complete this program/project without our assistance, we assume you will fund it yourselves. Because it helps us to understand the priorities and financial health of an organization, we ask you to provide the requested financial information. Once we have received a request, it will be screened for eligibility and evaluated against other applications received, in terms of available Operation Round Up funds.

The Nueces Charities Board of Directors is free to support, question or deny any request. Once the board has approved a request for funds, payment will be issued to the organization within 30 days. If your organization is not selected, you may re-apply no sooner than one year to be reconsidered for the same program/project.


Directions for applying for a grant application:

1. Download Grant Application packet (below) or click here                                                           

2. Complete application via Microsoft Word or handwritten

3. If handwritten, scan your application onto your computer to be submitted online

4. If completed in Microsoft Word, save the completed application and merge with all other legal documents

5. You must have all documents merged in Adobe Acrobat to become one document to be submitted

6. When you are ready to submit, visit our Grant Application Online Submission page

*See Grant Application Procedures for more information




Nueces Electric Charities, Inc.

Deadline for Application to Be Received

January 15

July 15

Board Action*

4th Tuesday of February

4thTuesday of August


* Date may be subject to change; generally coincides with regular meeting of Nueces Electric Cooperative Board of Directors

If an emergency need exists that is considered critical to health, safety or human welfare. Nueces Electric Charities may consider an application request outside of this schedule.


Grant projects/programs that address these areas of need will receive priority consideration:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Welfare
  • Human Services