PEC awards more than $24K to 8 community nonprofits

Latest round of PEC Community Grants funds fire departments, food banks, and more

Through its Community Grants program, PEC awarded $24,385 to eight local nonprofit organizations in its service territory this fall.

“It’s an honor to help fund these local nonprofit organizations that enrich our communities,” PEC Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter said. “We’re able to brighten our local communities through the generosity of PEC members and their participation in the cooperative’s Power of Change roundup program. For about $6 a year, members can have a substantial, positive, and local impact in the neighborhoods and communities they call home.”

PEC is proud to award grants to these area nonprofits for the following projects:


The Dog Alliance

Purchase automated external defibrillators as well as provide AED, CPR, and first-aid training for staff.

Canyon Lake Community Resource and Recreation Center

Install energy-efficient lighting.

Health Innovation Center

Install surgical-grade lighting to assist students in practicing complicated medical procedures.


Henly Volunteer Fire Department

Purchase flight hazard-marking materials to ensure safe takeoff and landing for rescue equipment.


Driftwood Volunteer Fire Department

Purchase tech equipment to upgrade training room.

North Hays County Volunteer Fire Department

Purchase tech equipment to upgrade training room.


Pet Pals

Purchase oxygen concentrator to be used during free or low-cost spay and neuter operations.


Hays County Food Bank

Purchase security system and monitoring equipment.

PEC Community Grants are funded by our members through our Power of Change program. Participants’ electric bills are rounded up to the nearest dollar, and the combined funds are used to supplement PEC Community Grants and our education contributions. The average monthly donation is just $0.49, meaning you can make great change for about $6 per year. In spring 2018, we awarded grants to Camp of the Hills, Cottonwood Pride, and For the Love of Go.

Help your community grow: Enroll in our Power of Change program via SmartHub, by phone, on your payment slip, or by visiting a PEC district office. Visit to learn more.