Together, we have the power to make a difference
At Trico, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our Members and the communities we serve. One way that Trico is making a difference in the community is through our POWER Grant program.
In 2021, the Trico Electric Charitable Trust awarded $70,000 in grants to non-profit organizations providing critical services in southern Arizona. Since 2008, Trico’s POWER Grant program has provided $630,000 in funding to local non-profit organizations in our community.
With help from our lender CoBank, Trico was able to help our community even more. As part of its Sharing Success program, CoBank matched Trico’s POWER Grant donations to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona (ASSA) and Make Way for Books. Each organization received $5,000 from CoBank.
“Your generosity and commitment to community is commendable and CoBank is delighted to join you in support of this worthy cause,” said Sherry Johnson, Sharing Success Program Administrator.
Last fall, both organizations received a $5,000 POWER Grant from the Trico Electric Charitable Trust. ASSA used the money to provide online virtual educational programming and support for children and parents affected by autism.
“It’s amazing what Trico has done for us this year,” Executive Officer Brie Seward said. “Your grant has helped our families thrive through such turbulent times and it’s helped our organization keep going. A matching opportunity is like a gift from above. We can push ahead and keep these programs going for these families who are still so isolated and need us. We are beyond grateful.”
Since January, Make Way for Books has provided more than 1,700 books to children and 1,900 books to preschools.
“Make Way for Books is so grateful for the support from Trico,” said Monica Farmer, Impact Director. “This support enables The Story Project South to continue to provide proven early literacy programming, books, and resources to young children (ages birth to 5) to ensure they discover the joy of books and begin school with the skills they need to become thriving learners and readers.”
CoBank is a cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. Since Sharing Success was established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have together contributed tens of millions of dollars to groups such as volunteer fire departments, local schools and hunger relief programs.
How you can help
Trico’s POWER Grant Program is funded through Operation Round Up. For less than $1 per month, you can help Trico make a difference in our community. For example, let’s say your electric bill is $82.73. If you participate in Operation Round Up, your bill will be automatically rounded up to $83, with the extra 27 cents going to the Trico Electric Charitable Trust. The most you will donate is about $12 a year, and your donations are tax deductible.
All donations from Operation Round Up are given to the Trico Electric Charitable Trust, a non-profit organization that determines which Trico Members, schools and organizations receive financial assistance.
Operation Round Up is an easy way to give back to your community because all donations stay local. Through your generosity, we’ve donated over $900,000 since 1996.
Sign up for Operation Round Up by December 20, 2021 for a chance to win up to $100 in bill credits. Click here to register.