Penny Power Grants Exceed $500,000!

Adams Electric Cooperative in Camp Point recently awarded $6,924.99 in Penny Power grants to fourteen area groups and organizations. A $1,000 grant to the new Rushville Fitness and Community Center officially put the total donated to date above the $500,000 mark. The funds will be added to donations from the Rushville Rotary Club to purchase AEDs for the new facility.

The Penny Power program is funded by members of Adams Electric Cooperative who have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. The extra pennies are used to support community betterment projects throughout the Cooperative’s service territory. To date, exactly $504,260.55 has been donated to area schools, food pantries, fire and police departments, senior centers as well as many others.

To see if your organization is eligible or to request an application, email Bill Stalder at The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is April 6, 2020. Penny Power grants awarded in January 2020 include:

  • Clayton Public Library-$300 for Very Ready to Read programming materials
  • Dominic School-$300 for knitting machine (needed to make hats and scarves for foster kids)
  • Southeastern High School-$350 for supplies for industrial arts classes
  • Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation-$400 for Ag in the Classroom program
  • Unity Trap Program-$400 for supplies to support the program
  • Rushville Fitness and Community Center-$1,000 toward cost of AEDs for new facility
  • Schuyler County Community Center-$425 toward cost of Wi-Fi setup and healthy snacks
  • Community for Christ Assistance Center-$450 for hygiene products for needy families
  • The Princess Theatre Foundation-$550 toward cost of repairing railing/supports
  • Loraine Fire Department-$500 toward cost of purchasing a town clock
  • Iles Elementary School-$349.99 for camera for AgriKids News project
  • Jensen Camp Foundation-$750 toward cost of safety lighting and all-terrain vehicle
  • Bowen Christian Church-$850 for Backpack Snack program
  • Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County-$300 to support Black History month exhibit

Photo: Tim Higgins (Director), Tim Ward (Board President), Bill Stalder (Adams Electric), and Dustin Van Sloten (Executive Director) with the $1,000 grant check that put the Penny Power program over the $500,000 mark.

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