Community Foundation

What is the CVEA Community Foundation?

A 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that promotes and sponsors the community support activities of CVEA, allowing CVEA to do more for the people we serve.

Foundation Mission

To provide scholarships for students and contributions to educational, scientific, and charitable organizations in our communitiies. Education and youth programs stand to be the biggest recipients of Foundation funds.

CVEA's flagship programs are the Educational Scholarship Program, the Youth Leadership Program, and the Non-profit Contribution Season.

Funding of the Foundation

The Foundation is funded through unclaimed capital credits that have escheated back to the Cooperative, fundraisers, and donations from members, like you. There are many ways to make a contribution; you can make a one-time donation by cash, check, or debit/credit card, make a monthly donation by adding a specific amount to your CVEA electric bill, and even donate future capital credit disbursements. One of the easeiest ways to make a contribution is to round-up your electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. Participants who round up their bill contribute between $.01 and $.99 monthly, an average of only $6 a year.

If you'd like to make a contiribution, click the link below and email or drop off at your local office.

Community Foundation Donation Form

Contributions to Local Non-Profit Organizations

The CVEA Community Foundation also makes contributions to local non-profit organizations to support new or expanding programs. In the last four years, the Foundation has donated just over $38,000 to fund important projects or programs in our communities.
In 2018, the Foundation has just under $13,000 available for contributions. The goal is to help local non-profits make an even bigger impact in our communities.

If you are a local non-profit and are interested in asking the CVEA Community Foundation for financial support, please visit our Community Support page for our contribution guidelines and a very easy interactive application.

CVEA Community Foundation Youth Leadership Program

Each year the CVEA Community Foundation sends two students, one from each district, to the Idaho Youth Rally . This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for sophomores and juniors attending high schools in our service area, that allows students to practice leadership, teamwork, and communication skills while learning about the electric industry and issues utilities face.  The Idaho Youth Rally provides an all expense paid week of travel, educational sessions, meeting new people, summer games of challenge and field trips.  The week long summer camp will be held at Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho, in July.

In addition, while at the Rally, students have an opportunity to earn additional educational scholarships and be selected to serve a two-year term representing their Cooperative and the entire state of Alaska on the National Youth Leadership Council. This privilege allows them to attend the National Youth Tour, along with over 1500 other students from 47 states, in Washington, D.C., return to D.C. for a fun training week with other Council representatives, and participate at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's annual meeting.

This is an experience like no other and it is waiting for YOU!! Click on the photos above to see some of the fun had at the Youth Rally and the National Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. 'Like' the Copper Valley Electric Association Facebook page to view the complete albums from the trips. You can click the Facebook icon above to go straight to this page.

Help by serving on the CVEA Community Foundation Contributions Committee

The Contributions Committee is made up of CVEA members, employees, and Board membes from both districts. Service is strictly volunteer. Members are responsible for making non-profit funding recommendations to the CVEA Community Foundation Board of Directors.
The Committee is tasked with:
- Reviewing and Scoring all non-profit contribution request forms
- Developing a recommendation outlining which requests will be filled and at what level
- Submitting recommendations to the CVEACF Board for annual contributions
The committee typically meets twice; one meeting is organiztational and the second is to review scores and outline funding recommendations. Meetings take place in September and/or October, and are determined by the availability of the members.
This is known to be a fun, interesting, and informative committee.
If you are interested, please contact Sharon at crisp@cvea.org or give her a call 835-7005.

2017 Non-Profit Contributions

$11,393 was awarded in Contributions to fifteen local non-profit organizations in 2017! Congratulations to: Valdez Imagination Library, Civil Air Patrol Valdez Squadron, Francis Kibble Kenny Lake Library, CRB Child Advocacy Center, HHES 4th Grade Trip, SPACE, Valdez Junior Rifle Club, Valdez Co-op Preschool, Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, Chum Salmon Project, Copper River Hocey Club, Copper Basin Shooting Club, Junior Achievement, Connecting Ties, and Slana Archery Program.

 

 

COPPER VALLEY ELECTRIC
YOUR MEMBER-OWNED COOPERATIVE

PO Box 45, Glennallen, Alaska 99588-0045
PO Box 927, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0927
Copper Basin: 907-822-3211
Valdez: 907-835-4301
Emergency After Hours: 1-866-835-2832

If you have questions about any of our CVEA Communtiy Foundation programs, please contact Sharon Crisp, CVEA Manager of Member Services, at (907) 822-5506, (907) 835-7005, or crisp@cvea.org.