Coop Cares LogoCraighead Electric Cooperative, like most cooperatives, has always been highly involved in the community (Concern for the Community is the seventh cooperative principle). Craighead Electric employees have participated in charitable sports events, fundraisers, gift drives, and sponsorships with varying frequency and commitment in the past, but the realization was made that we could do more.


In 2018, the Co-Op Cares campaign was launched as 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is an employee-sponsored community fund with the mission to support various local charitable organizations. It does not receive any funding from Craighead Electric or its members. Employee contribution is voluntary, but Co-Op Cares currently benefits from over 90% employee participation.

The first year of the campaign was an outstanding success, with dozens of charitable groups, school programs, food banks, and others receiving a total of more than $30,000 due to the generosity of the Craighead Electric Cooperative Employees and other Co-Op Cares donors. Thank you to all who have contributed.

To learn more about Co-Op Cares or suggests a non-profit that needs support visit

Youth tour 2022 poster

Taking application to the 2022 Youth Tour

Craighead electric cooperative is now accepting applications to the 2022 Youth Tour. We will send two deserving area students on an all-expense-paid chaperoned trip to Washington D.C. with 40 other Arkansas students to see our nation’s capital. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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2017 Youth Tour Group

2021 Youth Tour Goes Virtual

The annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour gives selected local area Juniors to learn about their community, State, and Nation, by meeting with and learning from their representatives in government and other community leaders.

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Bat habitat update

It has been nearly a year since Craighead Electric Cooperative, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas State University, and others teamed up on a conservation initiative to help an endangered native bat species in Arkansas and the biologists working on the project have some exciting news to share.

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