Sharing Change, A Great Way To Help Our Community


SharingChange is MTEMC’s charitable foundation whose sole purpose is to give back to the communities we serve.

How It Works

Funds are donated by MTEMC members like you, and 100% of the donations go to local charities and organizations such as Empower Me Daycamp in Lebanon and Project Healing Waters. Since 2003, Middle Tennessee Electric’s charitable foundations have distributed more than $9 million to more than 580 local organizations.

A group of seven members represent MTEMC’s service area serve as the foundation’s board. This board makes decisions about disbursements for grant requests. The board members are Bill Brown and Joan Wherley from Williamson County, Mike Waller and Carolyn Peebles from Rutherford County, Jim Stone from Cannon County and Beth Petty and Doretha Wright from Wilson County.

SharingChange also has partnerships with community help organizations to distribute funds that assist people who, because of hardship, are unable to pay their electric bills.

For more information on SharingChange, or to sign up, simply click this link: (link is external)

It’s absolutely the easiest good thing, you’ll ever do!

MTEMC’s SharingChange Scholarship Program

Left to Right: The 2018 SharingChange Scholarship winners include from left: Kate Nyland, Tara Christian, Amanda Young, Faith Droste, Kristen Bassette, and Gracey Law. Not Pictured are Leslie Fletcher, Devan Hayes, and Bryan Hill.


The cooperative’s member-elected Board of Directors made the decision to create MTEMC’s charitable foundation in November of 2003. The vision and mission of the foundation will continue as SharingChange. As former Board Chairman Gordon Bone has put it, “It fits perfectly with the principles of our cooperative – to pool a small amount of our individual resources to make a big difference for the community as a whole. So not only is it easy, it’s impactful.”


Since 2003, MTEMC’s charitable foundations have donated more than $10 million to more than 550 local organizations. Funds have been used for things such as firefighting equipment for volunteer fire departments; life-saving equipment for ambulance or rescue squads; hospice programs; youth programs; food shelves; clothing, shelter, emotional support, and medical services. And this is just a sampling of the community programs we have supported.

 For more information about SharingChange,

visit (link is external) or contact our Community Relations Coordinator.

Jay Sanders


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