Contribute to Change

Each month, thousands of REC members give voluntarily to The Power of Change. Gifts can be a set monthly amount, a one-time donation, or members can round up their bill to the next whole dollar. Learn more about contributing to The Power of Change.

Apply For Change

The purpose of The Power of Change grants is to award funding to 501(c)3 organizations within the REC Service Territory.  Applications for grants are accepted online twice a year between the periods of December to February 10 and June to August 10.  Funding for each round is determined by the CARE Charity Board and grants are awarded in April and October. Learn more about applying for The Power of Change funds.

The application period is currently open and will close on August 10. Click below to apply. 


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Meet Recent Grant Recipients

Hanover Tavern Foundation

Holly's Heart Foundation

Caroline Family YMCA

Pony Partners

Highland Food Pantry

Godfrey Miller Lunch

Blue Ridge Opportunities

St. Luke Community Clinic


REC has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 17 students to help them continue their education or work-force training.  
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