About Community Connection
Community Connection is a special fund created to benefit communities in the Butler Rural Electric Cooperative area, including portions of Butler, Montgomery, Preble and Hamilton counties. The purpose of the program is to accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes that will benefit a significant segment of the community.
Where do Community Connection funds come from?
The funds come from cooperative members who voluntarily participate in either a "roundup" program or who donate a specific dollar amount each month. In the roundup method, members allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded to the next highest dollar. That extra change is allocated to the Community Connection fund.
Who is eligible to apply for Community Connection funds?
Any non-profit group or organization located within Butler Rural Electric Cooperative's service area is eligible to apply. Those who cannot apply for the grants include political candidates and parties or any political purpose. Organizations or groups who intend to use the grant money to pay their utility bills are not eligible to apply.
How does an organization apply for funding?
Download the Community Connection Application.
You may also pick up an application from the cooperative's office at 3888 Stillwell Beckett Road or call the office at 513-867-4400 or 800-255-2732 and request that one be mailed to you.
Questions about Community Connection can be directed to:
Lisa Staggs Herrmann, Director of Member and Community Relations