About Project roundUP
Stoughton Utilities customers can opt to enroll in the voluntary roundUP
program. In this program, your utility bill will "round up" to the next highest
dollar amount. This small tax-deductible contribution may seem like only
pennies a month, but the dollars add up quickly when many customers
participate. A summary of the tax-deductible contribution for the past year will
be mailed separate from your utility bill each January.
The average contribution per program participant is just $6.00 per year,
however an estimated $2,500 will be raised each year to be awarded by the
Stoughton Utilities Committee twice annually to local community service
How It Works
The roundUP program works like this: Stoughton Utilities will round up utility
bills of participating members to the next dollar. For example, if your bill is
$41.70, it would be "rounded up" to $42. Your maximum contribution per year
could be $11.88, but generally will be less than that, averaging $6 per year.
Your contribution is tax deductible and the funds are administered by the
Stoughton Utilities Committee, and overseen by the Stoughton City Council. By
joining this program you are continuing the "neighbor helping neighbor" concept
that founded Stoughton Utilities years ago. If you decide to participate in
this program, thank you.
Major Funding Categories
To qualify for funding, projects must generally be related to community
service, economic development, education and youth, environment, emergency
energy assistance or disaster relief. Applicants for scholarship funding must
be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in
pursuit of their initial post-secondary degree. These institutions could
include technical colleges, universities or colleges.
Although there are many worthy charitable and educational projects and
community needs in our local area, the limited availability of funds requires
us to establish funding priority categories as follows:
- Community Service
- Economic Development
- Education and Youth
- Emergency Energy Assistance
- Disaster Relief
Contributions will be geographically within the area served by Stoughton
Utilties and will include the City of Stoughton and the Townships of Dunn,
Dunkirk, Pleasant Springs, Porter, and Rutland. Organizations which provide
programs and benefits to people who live in this geographic area are eligible
for funding consideration, even though the organization is located elsewhere.
Organization Signup to Receive Funds
Are you a non-profit organization, or do you know of one, that could benefit from a donation from Stoughton Utilities RoundUP program? To submit up your organization for consideration,
please contact us
or download an application
and return it via postal mail.
Sign Up Today
Yes, I'd like to help local charitable organizations by participating in Project roundUP.
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