Penny Power Grants awarded by Adams Electric Cooperative to 17 area groups

Penny Power

Jim Chamberlain, CEO of the Quincy Family YMCA, and Kristen Lay, director of Business Services, pose with the Penny Power grant check from Adams Electric Cooperative. | Photo courtesy of Adams Electric Cooperative

QUINCY — Penny Power grants totaling $8,403 recentlywere awarded to 17 area groups courtesy of the Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power program.

The Penny Power program is funded by members of Adams Electric Cooperative who have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. The extra pennies are used to support community betterment projects throughout the cooperative’s service territory. To date, $615,894.63 has been donated to area schools, food pantries, fire and police departments, senior centers as well as many others groups and organizations.

To see if your organization is eligible or to request an application, email Bill Stalder at The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is April 3.

The latest Penny Power grant recipients were:

  • Camp Point Historical Society—$500 toward cost of digitizing historical copies of the Camp Point Journal
  • St. Peter School—$600 toward cost of Junior Achievement Biztown experience
  • Adams/Brown Old Settlers—$250 for costs associated with the event
  • Junior Achievement—$560 toward cost of curriculum
  • Quincy Art Center—$429 for TV to assist with teaching digital art and graphic design
  • Liberty School—$500 to replenish supply of basic hygiene products for students
  • Golden Friends—$430 toward cost of completing juvenile book series
  • Blessed Sacrament School (2)—$400 toward purchase of Dash robots and $450 toward cost of purchasing 10 wobble stools
  • Payson Seymour Wrestling—$580 toward startup costs of new program
  • Denman Elementary School—$280 toward cost of educational field trips for special education students
  • Camp Point Trap—$450 for supplies to support the trap program
  • Quincy Children’s Museum—$550 toward cost of adding features to mobile magnetic wall
  • Jensen Camp Foundation—$1,000 toward cost of upgrading bathroom facilities in the bunkhouse and office
  • Quincy Family YMCA—$764 to purchase replacement batteries for two on-siteautomatic external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • St. Francis Solanus School—$310 toward cost of finishing floor of gagaball pit
  • Grief Share of St. Anthony Church—$350 for workbooks to support the grief counseling program

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