The Community Fund benefits charitable, educational and nonprofit organizations in the Midwest Energy service area. Five customer committees review charitable requests and submit recommendations to Midwest Energy management for approval. Each committee allocates funds based on the number of meters in the assigned counties. The committees may direct funds to activities that focus on youth, arts, education, libraries, community events or other priorities that fall within the guidelines. Awards range from $50 to $1,000 and are granted semiannually. The application deadlines for the funding periods are March 1 and October 1.
In 2015, Midwest Energy introduced the Community Fund Impact Grant Pilot Program. This program establishes five $5,000 grants, with one awarded annually in each existing Community Fund area. These grants are more narrow in focus than traditional Community Fund applications; please read the Impact Grant Pilot Program Guidelines.
Please read and adhere to the Community Fund Guidelines. You can submit the application electronically using the Online Application form. If you have any questions or desire more information, please contact Bob Muirhead at 785-650-2502 or Kay Unruh at 785-625-1474.