ORU Funding Guidelines

Generally, it is possible to qualify for funding if your project and/or organization does NOT fall into any of the following categories:


  • Lobbyists or Political and Religious Organizations
  • Fraternal and Labor Organizations
  • Capital Fund Campaigns
  • National Fund Drives
  • Advertising
  • Field Trips

All Application Decisions are:

  • Based on Need
  • Given Priority to Stearns Electric Association Members
  • Based on the Availability of Funds

The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:

  • Potential Benefit to Area Residents and the Entire Community
  • Level of Community Support for the Program, Project or the Organization Requesting Funds
  • Fiscal and Administrative Capability of the Organization to Deliver a Quality Service or Program
  • Results that are Predictable