Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $24,000 in community service grants in February. Since the inception of the program in October 2001,  $7,687,400 in grants have been awarded.

The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who choose to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar. A VEC member would pay no more than $11.88 per year, and each member’s contributions typically average around $5.00 per year.

The deadline for grant applications is the last working day of each month.  For additional information, contact the office of Marketing and Economic Development at 423-334-7051. Applications are also available online at

Organizations receiving grants in February 2023

Organization Funded
Friends of the Art Circle Library ( Children’s Programs) $2,000.00
Pickett County Food Bank $2,000.00
Sack Pack Program $1,500.00
York Institute Track Program $1,500.00
Crossville Youth Baseball & Softball $1,000.00
McMinn County High HOSA $1,000.00
Spring City Chamber of Commerce $1,000.00
Cumberland Co. HS Volleyball Booster Club $1,000.00
Calhoun Alumni Association $1,000.00
Civics Club- Polk County High School $800.00
Midway Middle School Football $750.00
BASIC of TN, Inc $700.00
The Entrepreneurship Club $700.00
Chilhowee Middle School Boys Basketball $700.00
Central High School- National Honor Society $600.00
Luminary United Methodist Church- Food Pantry $500.00
Burks Elementary PTO $500.00
Mended Hearts Chapter 127 $500.00
Responsible Stewardship $500.00
Tigersharks Basketball Club $500.00
Polk County Ramp Festival $500.00
Monterey High School Jr. High End of Year Awards Program $500.00
Gamma Zeta Teachers Society $500.00
Bryan College $500.00
Monterey Anglers Booster Club $500.00
Meigs Matters $500.00
The Gathering $500.00
Karis Community Health $500.00
Accelerated Reader (AR) Program- Meigs South Elementary $300.00
The Rotary Foundation of Jamestown TN $250.00
Roane Alliance $250.00
Fentress County Food Bank $250.00
Meigs Crush Baseball (11U) $200.00