Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $25,600 in community service grants in June.  Since the inception of the program in October 2001,  $7,491,550 in grants have been awarded.

The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who choose to round their electric bills 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 May 2022


Organization Funded
Toys for Children $100.00
Art Guild Fairfield Glade $200.00
Harrison Bay Future Ready Skills USA Club $400.00
Polk County High School Volleyball $400.00
Polk County High School Football $400.00
Benton Food Fund Booster Club $400.00
Chilhowee Middle School Boys Basketball $400.00
Welding Club $400.00
Cumberland County Jr. Jet Football and Cheer League $500.00
Monterey High School Girl’s Basketball $500.00
Love Thy Neighbor Project at Tennessee Wesleyan University $500.00
Visually Impaired Support Group (VIS) of Cumberland County $500.00
First Baptist Church of Kingston Youth Program $500.00
Boy Scout Troop #170 $500.00
Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization $500.00
Crossville Hawks 12 U Baseball $500.00
Plateau Women’s Chorus (PWC) $500.00
Homestead Elementary School Basketball Booster Club $500.00
Burks Elementary P.E. $500.00
Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland $500.00
Karis Community Health $500.00
Friends of the Art Circle Library- Children’s Programs $500.00
Senior Citizens of Cumberland County $550.00
Hamilton County STARS $700.00
Rogers Creek PTO $750.00
C5 Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County $750.00
Bledsoe County Community Food Bank $750.00
Spring City Light House Senior Center $800.00
Maple Grove Community Children $900.00
We Care Community Services/ Safe Haven Light $950.00
Fentress County Volunteer Fire Department $1,000.00
Cumberland G.A.P. Mission $1,000.00
Friends of the Monterey Branch Library $1,000.00
CASA of Bradley and Polk Counties $1,000.00
Salem Baptist Church Youth Group $1,000.00
Meigs Middle PTO $1,250.00
Helping Hands Ministry $1,500.00
Pickett County Relay for Life $2,000.00