Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $24,000 in community service grants in October.  Since the inception of the program in October 2001,  $7,617,550 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 October 2022

Organization Funded
Byrdstown Masonic Lodge $2,000.00
Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. $1,800.00
C C TAD Center $1,250.00
York Lady Dragon Volleyball $1,000.00
Fair Park Senior Center $1,000.00
York Institute Cross Country Program $1,000.00
Midway Quarterback Club $1,000.00
Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization $1,000.00
United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties $800.00
Monterey FBC Community Fall Festival $800.00
100 Black Men of Bradley County, Inc. $750.00
The Attic/Youth Group of Cumberland Fellowship $750.00
Cumberland County High School Bowling Team $750.00
5 Loaves Food Pantry $600.00
E.G. Fisher Public Library $500.00
Polk County High School Track and Field Club $500.00
Calhoun Elementary 6th-8th grade $500.00
Calhoun Elementary Cheerleaders $500.00
Benton Elementary School Jr. Beta Club $500.00
Invitation Ministries $500.00
HOPE Center Inc. $500.00
Friends of the Library Association $500.00
Benton Fall Festival Booster Club $500.00
Monterey Hilltoop Chorale $400.00
Meigs County Rodeo $350.00
Meigs County FFA $350.00
Boots N Roses Dance Club $300.00
McClendon-Garrison American Legion Post 203 $300.00
First Baptist Church Food Pantry $300.00
Chilhowee Middle School Cross Country $300.00
Meigs County High School Golf Boosters $300.00
American Cancer Society- Meigs County $300.00
American Cancer Society- Rhea County $300.00
American Cancer Society- Bledsoe County $300.00
Rhea Alliance $300.00
Spring City Middle School PTO $250.00
Rhea County High School Soccer Team $250.00
Monterey Junior High Girls Basketball $250.00
Crossville Church of God Food Pantry $250.00
Wilson Elementary 8th Grade Class Trip $250.00
American Cancer Society- Bradley County $250.00
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors, Inc. $200.00
Chilhowee Girls Soccer Team $200.00
American Cancer Society- Hamilton County $200.00
Meigs High School Volleyball $200.00
Meigs County-Decatur Chamber of Commerce- Taste of the Town $200.00
Toys for Children $100.00
American Cancer Society- White County $50.00
American Cancer Society- Putnum County $50.00