PEC awards over $25,000 in community grants

Grants support nonprofits that strengthen PEC communities

In just its fourth year, PEC’s Community Grants program has helped 46 area nonprofits fulfill their missions by distributing more than $190,000 in funding. These grants are funded exclusively by the generosity of PEC members through our Power of Change program, which allows members to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar for charity.

This spring, PEC is proud to announce we awarded over $25,000 to six deserving organizations. Unfortunately, due to restrictions relating to COVID-19, we were unable to hold our traditional grants reception; however, grant funds were quickly sent to the named recipients so they can continue their important work keeping our communities strong during these challenging times.

“When times are tough, we know our members rely on organizations like these to make it through,” PEC Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter said. “We are thankful to have hard working nonprofits committed to making our communities better places to live for all of us, and PEC is proud to help them do their important work.”

At PEC, this never-ending commitment to our members is the backbone of our organization and is built into our cooperative principles. Learn more about the nonprofits benefitting from PEC’s Community Grants and the projects these funds will make possible:


Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department
Purchase of a self-contained breathing apparatus

Wimberley Senior Center
Replacement of HVAC at The Thrift Shoppe

Wimberley Valley Radio
Purchase of a new broadcasting console

FIRST in Texas
Purchase of new projectors and Chromebooks

Onion Creek Senior Center
Purchase of smart TV for continued education and activities

Open Door Recovery House
Replacement of broken kitchen appliances with energy-efficient models

To learn more about the Power of Change, visit