Recent VEC Customers Share Grants Awarded

Your Change Changes Things

The VEC Customers Share program funded $23,800 in community service grants in July. Since the inception of the program in October 2001, $8,090,600 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 July 2024

Organization  Funded
Mountain First Responders $1,300.00
Hiwassee Outreach Program $1,250.00
Midway High School Cheer Club $1,100.00
TICA (Trauma Informed Care Alliance) $1,000.00
Meigs County Fair Association $1,000.00
Tennessee Opportunity Programs, Inc. $1,000.00
Cumberland County Rescue Squad Crewettes $1,000.00
Meigs Decatur Chamber of Commerce- Downtown Summer Nights $1,000.00
Hamilton County (STARS) $1,000.00
Midway HS Bass Club $900.00
Common Grounds $900.00
STARTS ( Support The ARTS) $800.00
P.A.C.E.  Parents Active in Christian Education $750.00
Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland $700.00
York Tennis Team $600.00
Fentress County Fair Association $600.00
Polk County High School Alumni Association $568.00
Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496 $550.00
Prospect Elementary School STEAM Program $500.00
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elk’s 1944 $500.00
Allardt Volunteer Fire Department $500.00
Wildcat Gridiron Club $500.00
Senior Light House Center of Spring City $500.00
East TN Legends $500.00
Monterey High School Boys’ Basketball $500.00
McClendon-Garrison American Legion Post 203 $500.00
American Legion Auxiliary- Post 257 $500.00
Chattanooga Central High School Alumni Association $500.00
Concerned Citizens of Rhea County $500.00
Pickett County Veterans Service Office $450.00
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) $432.00
Ocoee Outreach, Inc. $300.00
The South Cumberland Elementary Band $300.00
United Way of Rhea County- Give-A-Kid-A- Chance Event $300.00
House of Prayer Food Pantry $300.00
Rhea County Community Center $200.00