The cooperative is currently accepting applications for community grants up to $5,000. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.
To be eligible, nonprofits must provide documentation of tax-exempt status and must be located in PEC’s service territory. Grants must be used for capital improvements, technology, or equipment related to energy efficiency.
Last spring, PEC awarded $25,000 in community grants to support five diverse area nonprofit organizations. The most recent recipients include Friends of Blanco State Park, Community Resource Centers of Texas, Friends of Blue Hole, Wild Things Rescue Ranch, and Marble Falls Area EMS.
“Nonprofits across the communities we serve are doing such incredible work,” said Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC’s community relations coordinator. “It’s always gratifying to see and hear how PEC grants make a difference for these organizations. Whether funds go to purchase life-saving equipment or to increase an organization’s resources — we’re happy to give back to those who help lift our communities.”
Twice a year, PEC awards community grants to eligible nonprofits. PEC’s Power of Change round-up program makes the program possible. Members who participate in Power of Change elect to round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar each month, and the combined funds support PEC Community Grants and other community giving efforts.
If you’re interested in supporting local nonprofits, enroll in Power of Change via SmartHub, by calling 888-554-4732, or by visiting a PEC office.