Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $25,000 in community service grants in April. Since the inception of the program in October 2001, $8,016,300 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 April 2024

Organization Funded
Pickett County Jr. High Baseball Team $2,000.00
Midway Youth Cheerleading Organization $2,000.00
Stone Memorial Baseball Booster Club $1,250.00
Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department $1,200.00
MARA Medical Ministry $1,000.00
Monterey High School Quarterback Club $1,000.00
Clarkrange High School Track & Field $1,000.00
Kids on the Rise $1,000.00
Karis Community Health $1,000.00
DramaCentral – Bradley Central High School $1,000.00
York Institute Track Program $900.00
CMS Volleyball $750.00
Polk County High School Drama Club $750.00
Gamma Zeta Teachers Society $650.00
Dragon Renaissance $600.00
Audrey Pack Memorial Library $500.00
Monterey Youth Football $500.00
Hale’s Chapel Community Center $500.00
Rhea County Imagination Library – Rhea County United Way $500.00
Tigersharks Basketball Club $500.00
CHANT Program with TN Dept of Health $500.00
Army of the Tennessee, Camp 64 SUVCW $500.00
Gig City Girls $400.00
Hunter Middle School- Gig City Girls Club $400.00
Grace and Mercy Ministries, INC $400.00
Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region, Inc. $400.00
Calhoun School Alumni Association $400.00
Friendly City Festivals $400.00
Accelerated Reader (AR) Program – Meigs South Elementary $400.00
McMinn County High HOSA $400.00
Meigs High History Club $250.00
McClendon-Garrison American Legion Post 203 $250.00
Spring City Middle School PTO $250.00
C5 Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County $250.00
Spring City Chamber of Commerce $250.00
Spring City Unit 203 American Legion Auxiliary $250.00
Chilhowee Middle School Cheer $250.00
PCHS Cheerleading $250.00
Meigs County High School Lady Tigers Softball Booster Club $200.00