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Operation RoundUp

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“The mission of Operation Round Up is to extend the principle on which electric cooperatives were built over 75 years ago – neighbor helping neighbor.  “Small change that changes lives” is the foundation upon which Operation Round Up is built.  We strive to strengthen and improve the communities we live and work in.”

"The Operation Round Up goals will align with Yampa Valley Electric Association's goals and reflect our focus"

  • Support positive environmental impact
  • Educate and grow civic minded, safety conscious, and engaged members of all ages
  • Positively impact the communities we serve, recognizing the unique needs of each


Guidelines for Applications

• Organization Application Form

Since 1940, Yampa Valley Electric has met the electrical needs of its member-owners. YVEA’s principal goal has always been to provide quality service to our members. Providing electric service has meant not only dependable, low cost electricity, but also innovative programs designed to aid our members and communities. 

YVEA is excited to introduce a  new program designed to reach communities in need throughout our territory. Operation Round Up (ORU) is a program adopted by over 250 coops around our nation.  ORU rounds up your electric bill to the nearest dollar and those pennies are put into a fund from which donations are made to 501(c)(3) organizations.  The average yearly cost to a member is $6.00 per year.

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Operation Round Up has a separate Board of Directors from that of Yampa Valley Electric. The current Operation Round Up Board includes Chairman, Mr. Tom Fox from Steamboat Springs, Ms. Betse Grassby of Steamboat Springs, Ms. Judy Jones of Steamboat Springs, Ms. Kathy Powell from Craig, Ms. Rebecca Wattles from Hayden.  Tammi Strickland is the Board Secretary/Treasurer.  This Board of Directors is responsible for allocating the funds raised through our member participation. 

Funding from Operation Round Up is for non-profit organizations that show as 501(c)(3) organizations within YVEA's service territory. 

If you have any questions or want to "Round Up" your bill, please contact YVEA at (970) 879-1160, or email

Operation Round Up is an example of just how far a little generosity and cooperation can go towards improving a person’s life. 

Text "Small Change Changes Lives"


YVEA Operation Round Up Application Form
 Organization Application Form

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