PLYMOUTH, NH – Winter programs for students at Russell Elementary School in Rumney got a boost recently, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.

Eighty-nine children participate in the school’s winter program that offers activities like skiing, snowboarding, skating and gymnastics. The grant will help to cover the shortfall in fees collected from parents to enable children to participate in the winter activity of their choice. A portion of the grant money will also support the purchase of warm clothing for students in need.


The NHEC Foundation is funded by the generosity of over 40,000 New Hampshire Electric Co-op members who participate in the Round Up Program. Participating members agree to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the NHEC Foundation.  To learn more about the NHEC Foundation, enroll in the Round Up Program or apply for a Foundation grant, please visit

New Hampshire Electric Co-op is a member-led electric distribution cooperative serving 84,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.