Your Cooperative

Community Involvement

Your co-op is made up of members like you and the professionals who serve them. We live and work where you do—and we're honored to help take care of our communities. Below you’ll find a number of ways Farmers engages with members like you. Be sure to contact us if you have more ideas!

Community Involvement

Farmers Sponsorships

Application & Rules

Farmers stays involved with the communities in our territory through various events and sponsorships. If you are sponsoring an event, and would like to have it considered for sponsorship, please send us a letter outlining the event.

Include the following information if applicable:

  • Event Title
  • Location
  • Date
  • Organization and purpose
  • Number of people expected to attend
  • Other details
  • When possible, please use the sponsoring
    organizations' letterhead for the request.

Provide information for each level of sponsorship and tell us how our name or logo will be used during the event. If the sponsorship includes an ad or banner, please include information necessary to meet these requirements.

Be certain to include a contact name, email and phone number, and a mailing address for the check.

If Farmers has sponsored the event in the past, please include the dates and amount of the previous sponsorship.

You can fax the request to: 903 453 0695
Checks can take weeks after the request has been approved, so please plan accordingly and send sponsorship requests as early as possible. Please note that Farmers does not provide any "individual" sponsorship, such as trip payments for student programs, or sponsorships for beauty pageants.

 

Charitable Foundation

Operation Round Up

Since 1937, when residents of Northeast Texas banded together to form Farmers Electric Cooperative, members have consistently demonstrated a desire and commitment to improve the quality of life in their communities.

While Farmers EC has expanded over the years, our members have retained the same desire to help those in need. Since May 2007, Farmers EC members have had the opportunity to help their communities by participating in Operation Round Up.

What is Operation Round Up? Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that gives members the option to have their monthly bill rounded up to the next highest dollar. For example, if your bill is $67.45, it would be rounded up to $68.00, with the additional 55 pennies going to Operation Round Up. The money raised by the program is used to directly support social, charitable, and civic programs in our community. Your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters collectively can add up to be used to:

  • Support local emergency service providers
  • Nurture a healthy, independent lifestyle for the elderly
  • Provide supervised and safe activities for our children
  • Give a helping hand to our neighbors who need financial assistance

Your monthly donation could range from one penny to 99 cents, but nationally, the rounding-up feature averages out to about 50 cents per month - just $6 a year. This is only small change for most of us, but imagine the power when your contribution is combined with those of your fellow cooperative members.

Keep checking back here for updates! As the program moves forward, we will keep you informed about some of the ways your valued contributions are being put to good use in the local community.

Past Recipients

  • A. Fern Norville Center
  • Additional Kare For Kids
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas
  • Community SEEDS
  • Community Services, Inc.
  • Equest
  • Farmers Electric Cooperative Scholarships
  • Healing Hearts Ministry
  • Hopkins County Community Chest
  • Hunt County Clothe-A-Child
  • Hunt County Regional Health Foundation
  • Hunt County Kids, Inc.
  • Hunt County Shared Ministries FISH
  • Kaufman Christian Help Center
  • Lake Area Shared Ministries
  • Lake Country CASA
  • Rains County Good Samaritans
  • Rockwall County Helping Hands
  • Rockwall Committee on Aging
  • School districts in Farmers EC service area
  • Coventry
  • The Crisis Center of Northeast Texas
  • The Genesis Center
  • Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard
  • United Way of Hunt County
  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Wylie Christian Care Center
  • YMCA of Greenville & Hunt County

Financial Report

Application for Funding

Please complete the Farmers Electric Charitable Foundation Application and mail it with attachments to:

Farmers Electric Cooperative Charitable Foundation
2000 IH-30 East, Greenville, TX 75402

 

Youth Program

Youth Tour

Each year, Farmers sponsors at least two outstanding high-school students to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., hosted by the National Rural Cooperative Association. High-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live in the 12 county service area have a chance to compete for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This educational program allows our state's future leaders to join other teens from across the nation in open discussions with government officials and other professionals about the important events of the day. Students will learn how a cooperatively-structured business is distinguished from other forms of business enterprises, and how co-ops impact our lives on a daily basis.

The trip will include a visit to Capitol Hill where students will have the opportunity to meet their Congressman, as well as tours of the monuments, memorials, and other historical sites. Some of the many places they will see include: Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian museums. Students will also get to compete for the chance to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Who is Eligible for the Youth Tour?
The contest is open to any high school student who will have completed his/her sophomore year by June of the year applying and is currently living in our 12 county service area, which includes all or parts of Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, Fannin, Van Zandt and Wood.

How Can I Apply?
We are currently not accepting applications at this time. 2018 Applications will be available in late fall of 2017.

If you have any questions, contact
Nancy Runge at: nrunge@farmerselectric.coop

Scholarships

Applications for 2017-2018 scholarships will be available in October.
Check back for more information.

Need A Speaker

Hosting a club, group, school, or event? Your co-op is full of interesting people who know electricity, and love to talk about what it means to our communities.

Throughout our organization, employees are available to provide programs on many energy-related topics. Topics include:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Distributed Generation
  • Careers in the Electrical
  • Industry
  • Deregulation

Contact us to schedule a speaker for your event!

Request Speaker with our
Member Hub Contact Form