Press Release

Press Release: PEC awards more than $28,000 in community grants

Supporting local nonprofits through cooperative’s Power of Change Program

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is proud to award more than $28,000 in community grants to eight deserving nonprofits in the cooperative’s service territory. Every spring and fall, PEC awards grants of up to $5,000 to each eligible nonprofit organization to fund projects in our service territory and surrounding communities.


PEC 2022 Power of Change Grant Recipients

These important grants are made possible through the generosity of PEC members enrolled in the cooperative’s Power of Change Program, where participating members opt to round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar for charity or make a one-time donation.

“We’re grateful to members enrolled in our Power of Change Program for their contributions that help support these nonprofits and their important missions,” PEC Community Relations Manager Caroline Tinsley Porter said. “By giving back to these organizations, together with our members, we’re helping to keep our communities strong by supporting the impactful work of nonprofits across our service territory.”

Since launching its grants program in 2016, PEC has provided more than $268,150 in funding to more than 66 nonprofits. Want to help? For an average of $0.49 a month, you can make a difference. Learn more and join PEC’s Power of Change today!

Spring 2022 Power of Change Grant Recipients

Blanco County Emergency Services Aux received $4,350 for a new thermal imaging camera and automated external defibrillator (AED).

Wonderful Animals Get Spayed will purchase a new mobile LED surgical light with its grant of $2,400. The nonprofit works to help reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the area by offering low or no cost spay and neutering services.

Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department received $5,000 to help fund an energizing rescue truck. The department provides fire and rescue services to North Blanco County Emergency Services District, as well as Johnson City, Round Mountain, Hye, and Sandy.

Marble Falls Area EMS provides emergency medical services to the Marble Falls area. It will use its $2,900 grant to purchase new computers for EMT training.

Austin Habitat for Humanity received a $5,000 grant to purchase an energy-efficient HVAC system for a new home being built for a deserving family in San Marcos. The nonprofit’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Brady’s Bridge will use its $2,500 grant to purchase a new HVAC system and duct work. The nonprofit works to provide individualized care in a group setting for kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Falls on the Colorado Museum will use its $1,000 grant for a Wi-Fi extension and upgraded phone information. The museum tells the local history of Marble Falls and surrounding communities.

Transformations by Austin Angels will use $5,000 to purchase new computers for case workers and foster children. The nonprofit’s mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.