Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $27,100 in community service grants in June. Since the inception of the program in October 2001, $7,784,200 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 June 2023

Organization Funded
Pickett County Middle School Football $2,000.00
Midway High School Athletics $1,500.00
Athens- McMinn Family YMCA $1,000.00
Charleston Elementary PTO $1,000.00
Crab Orchard Care Center $1,000.00
Cumberland County Imagination Library $1,000.00
Fentress County Food Bank $1,000.00
Jamestown Garden Club $1,000.00
Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region Inc. $1,000.00
Meigs County 4-H $1,000.00
The Hope Closet $1,000.00
United Way of Rhea County (Give -A-Kid-A-Chance) $1,000.00
Creative Compassion, Inc. $800.00
BASIC of TN, INC. – Birchwood $700.00
Cherokee Removal Park- Blythe Ferry $700.00
Cumberland County Emergency Rescue Squad $700.00
United Way of McMinn and Meigs Counties $640.00
Central High School Ruriteen Club $600.00
Tennessee Disaster Response Team $600.00
American Veterans Post 911 $500.00
Army of the Tennessee, Camp G4 $500.00
Chilhowee Girls Soccer Team $500.00
Chilhowee Middle Cheer $500.00
Decatur Downtown Summer Nights $500.00
Homestead Community Food Pantry $500.00
Meigs High Cheer Booster Club $500.00
Monterey High School Golf Booster $500.00
National Technical Honor Society $500.00
Monterey High School Quarterback Club $400.00
Iglesia Cristiana Un Nuevo Comienzo Para Todos $360.00
The Gathering $250.00
Youth Group of Salem Baptist Church $250.00