The mission of the Community Foundation of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is to improve and advance quality of life in areas supported by Ohio’s electric cooperatives and their employees.

To that end, the foundation supports charities, programs, organizations, and cooperative industry initiatives that meet the guidelines below:

  • Electric cooperative-affiliated 501(c)(3) organizations 
  • 501(c)(3) organizations in which electric cooperative employees are actively engaged
  • Charitable activities that are:
    • Associated with international rural electrification efforts.
    • Provide financial assistance to families of electric cooperative employees that are injured or killed in the line of duty.

Support what your passionate about.

Nominate an organization to possibly receive a grant. 

(Ohio cooperative & OEC employees only.)

Donate to The Community Foundation of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives. 

(Payroll deduction for OEC employees only.)

All other donors should mail a check to:

The Community Foundation of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives

c/o Jared Caskie

6677 Busch Boulevard

Columbus, OH 43229

Grant recipients to-date include:

Grant application deadlines: March 28, 2024; July 31, 2024; and November 26, 2024.

Grants will be awarded no later than: March 31, 2024; August 1, 2024; and November 30, 2024.

For more information, contact communityfoundation@ohioec.org.