Community Cares Program

Riverland Energy is pleased to provide financial support to community programs through our Community Cares program. This is a member/owner fund from volunteers who round up their monthly electric bill.

The monies are then combined into our Community Cares Fund to be distributed by Riverland Energy Cooperative members.


How much do members contribute?

Yearly contributions per member average $6 but could potentially be up to $12.


What will the money be used for?

Community Cares funds are used for community projects such as volunteer fire department equipment, life-saving equipment for ambulance or rescue squads, hospice programs, youth programs, food shelves and health services.

*Community Cares will not be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills


How do I sign up?

Fill out the form listed below titled “Participation Form.”

Please note all contributions are tax deductible.


Who administers the fund?

Riverland Energy Cooperative has a designated board of directors for Community Cares funds. It’s made of four Riverland Energy Cooperative board members and three Riverland staff.

Grant Application

Deadlines for submitting applications for funds are: February 15, 2023 and August 20, 2023. Decisions regarding application grants are made within approximately one month after the respective deadline.

Money contributed to Community Cares is administered by a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation called the Riverland Community Cares Foundation. The Trust is a separate organization from Riverland Energy and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Contributions will generally be made to 501(c)3 organizations whose activities benefit members of the Riverland Energy service area.

Contributions are generally not made for:

  • lobbying, political and religious organizations
  • veteran, fraternal and labor organizations
  • fundraising dinners or raffles
  • national fund drives