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Donations and Sponsorships

As part of its commitment to our seventh cooperative principle, Concern for Community, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative offers donations and sponsorships in addition to grants through the HWE Community Trust Fund (Operation Round Up).

Donations typically are awarded for smaller non-profit organization equipment or needs. Sponsorships are considered donations in which Hancock-Wood receives promotion through an event or program. 


Although Hancock-Wood is a non-profit organization, we have a commitment to community quality to life. Our Donations and Sponsorships committee sponsors and donates thousands annually to worthy local agencies in need of assistance.

The Hancock-Wood Electric Community Trust Fund organization, which oversees Operation Round Up funds, offers higher dollar grants to non-profit organization and individuals in need. Applications for both individuals and groups are available on our website here.

To apply for donations or sponsorship funding, send us the following information about the event or activity:

  • The name of the non-profit organization
  • Address where to mail the check
  • Event date
  • Who or what benefits from the donation
  • The deadline by which you wish to receive funding
  • Individual contact information including name, address, phone and email address


The Donations and Sponsorships Committee meets monthly to award funding. A Donations and Sponsorships request must be submitted each time the organization would like a check. Reoccuring or annual events will not be funded on a regular basis without multiple requests. Donations, sponsorships and grants will be made each fiscal year until funds are depleted.

Please note: Due to extremely high numbers of requests, Hancock-Wood can no longer consider requests to sponsor livestock or livestock sales. 

If you have any questions concerning grant funding from Hancock-Wood, please contact us at 1-800-445-4840.

Requests should be sent via the U.S. Postal Service to:

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative
Attn: Donations and Sponsorships Committee
1399 Business Park Dr. S., P.O. Box 190
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

or by email to:

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood keeps Member owners informed about legislation that could impact their rights or lead to unstable energy costs. Your voice has been heard at the highest court in the land. In response to petitions by electric co-ops, states and industry, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Clean Power Plan. This is an unprecedented act by the Supreme Court. To learn more, click on "Legislation" above or go to learn more