Application for FreeState Donation Dollars

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FreeState Electric Cooperative is happy to support local schools and organizations with local community events and school programs and projects.

In 2024, the cooperative launched "Donation Dollars" which is a program that provides local sponsorships and donations to organizations, programs, and projects that meet the mission, vision, and values of the cooperative. 

Applications must be submitted via this digital form. Paper forms will not be accepted.



Donations will not normally exceed $500.



The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of Donation Dollar requests:
  • Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community.
  • Level of community support for the program or project.
  • Level of impact for FreeState members.
  • Geographical location and impact.
  • Results are predictable and can be evaluated.

Contributions will not be made for:

  • Individuals or events specific to an individual.
  • Lobbying, political organizations, or highly sensitive/controversial events.
  • Fraternal and labor organizations
  • Capital fund campaigns.
  • National fund drives.
  • Ongoing operational expenses.
  • Private organizations, or events that are exclusive.
The cooperative evaluates applications on the alignment of the cooperative's mission, vision, and values. Donation Dollars are subject to board approval. 

Eligibility Verification

Is your organization associated with any of the following?

  • K-12 Education of Member School USD 330 
  • K-12 Education of Member School USD 437
  • K-12 Education of an area school
  • Community Event Sponsorship
  • City recreation or other youth sport or activity
  • Food Pantry or Organization providing resources

If you answered "yes" to these questions, please proceed to the next page.

If you answered "no" or "I don't know" to any of these questions, you may not be eligible for local donation dollars. You can proceed, but please be aware of your eligibility. 

Why are these questions asked? FreeState understands the need to spend member dollars as responsibly as possible. We want to take the time needed to evaluate each request to make certain it aligns with the mission, vision, and core values of the cooperative. 

By gathering the correct information up front, we can be as efficient as possible. 
Organization Contact Information
Please note that you should provide an address where your organization receives mail. If your mail is not checked regularly, please provide a mailing address that can be used for correspondence. While most correspondence is done via email, checks are typically sent through the USPS.

Please provide a working email that is monitored and phone number where someone can be contacted. Failure to provide accurate information could mean your organization may not be considered.

About Your Organization 
Please provide us with a brief overview of your organization. You should not exceed 750 words. 

Funding Request

Project, Program or Other Details 
In this section, tell us more about how you meet community needs. 

This is information about the specific project you would like the funding for. Be as specific as possible and please provide information that is relevant to your ask.

If you provide direct assistance, please provide a general idea of the demographics and statistics about that assistance. If a project is targeted to a specific group of people, please provide that information.

There will be a place at the end of the application to upload information. If you are uploading information, please note that in the box provided. 

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Additional Uploads
If you have any other information to add to your application, please upload it below. If you do not have any other information to upload, please proceed to the next page. 

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