This area is pretty fortunate in that there are so many philanthropic companies that give back to the community.  One such company is Adams Electric Cooperative.  Through their Penny Power Project, the Cooperative was able to award grant money to 18 different groups and organizations in the area who submitted applications. In all, the Cooperative dispensed $9,437.46 to those groups and organizations. So far, the project has awarded $469,271 over the past few years. Adams Electric Cooperative | Penny Power

This innovative project takes your bill and rounds it up to the nearest dollar each month. The “small change” (an average of 50 cents per month) is then earmarked for community betterment groups and other local organizations.

The Penny Power grants are awarded quarterly. The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is April 1, 2019. To request an application or for more information, call (800) 232-4797.

Listed below are those recent recipients and grant money awarded by Adams Electric Cooperative:

$500......Regional Office of Education #1

$750......Central High School Science Department

$382......Golden American Legion

$550......Clayton Public Library

$500......City of Rushville Beautification Project

$500......Quincy Family YMCA

$750......Jensen Camp Foundation

$215.......Brown County C.U.S.D. #1

$500.......Brown County Public Library

$285.......Quincy Junior High School

$300.......Early Childhood & Family Center (Science area)

$485.......Early Childhood & Family Center (Reading area)

$519.......Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School (iPads)

$750.......Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County

$600.......Quincy History Museum

$700.......Barry Food Pantry

$600.......Brain Trauma Awareness Organization

$550.......Arts Quincy