PEC continues to brighten the Texas Hill Country with grants that support nonprofits in and around the co-op’s service territory. PEC awarded nearly $30,000 last fall in grants to six nonprofits, funded by the Power of Change Program. These grants will be used toward projects that support the nonprofits in their missions to serve our communities.
PEC Community Grants are made possible through the generosity of members enrolled in the cooperative’s Power of Change Program. Through the program, members can round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar for charity. Last fall, PEC expanded the Power of Change Program, inviting anyone to make a one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo.
“It’s incredible to see what just a little pocket change can do when we all work together,” said Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC community relations manager. “The beauty of this program is that it doesn’t take much to give back.”
Since 2016, the program has contributed more than $330,000 in grants to 80 nonprofits. The fall 2022 PEC Community Grant recipients are:
$4,000 to purchase and install LED lighting at its emergency operations facility.
$5,000 to fund screens and audiovisual equipment for meeting rooms.
$5,000 to build a new substation on the east side of town.
$5,000 to renovate a foster home that can house up to 50 children.
$5,000 to purchase and install automatic doors for a gym and wellness facility.