12 Organizations To Receive TNMP Power Grants
Twelve qualifying organizations serving constituencies within Texas-New Mexico Power's territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2020.
Facts about 2020 grants
- More than 50 applications were received from qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- $100,000 was available in amounts between $2,000 and $10,000.
- Grants are made by the TNMP Fund from shareholder dollars. No rate dollars are used for grants.
“This has been an exceptionally challenging year for many nonprofit organizations,” TNMP President Neal Walker said. “We are pleased that TNMP Power Grants will be able to help recipients make important impacts in our communities.”
2020 recipient organizations
- Community Health Network: $8,000 to fund Covid-19 testing in Angleton, Alvin and Pearland.
- Texas Lighthouse Foundation: $10,000 to fund a generator to power its Friendswood kitchen, where food is prepared for first responders and others after natural and man-made disasters.
- Harvest for the Hungry: $10,000 to fund a vegetable garden for people facing food insecurity in Brazoria County.
- Hamilton Civic Theater: $10,000 to fund socially distanced, outdoor movie nights.
- Bosque Arts Center: $7,154 to fund a sound system upgrade for the Clifton playhouse.
- Pediplace: $5,000 to fund purchase of books to be sent home to encourage reading among its pediatric patients in Lewisville.
- Keep Lewisville Beautiful: $9,000 to fund pollinator gardens across the city.
- College of the Mainland Foundation: $9,925 to fund materials to be used in emergency medical technician training at the Texas City campus.
- Resource Crisis Center: $6,718 for food and grocery staples, including cleaning supplies, for residents receiving assistance at the center.
- Mainland Community Crime Stoppers: $9,458 to assist funding of 2021 operations on Texas City ISD campuses.
- Keep Olney Beautiful: $9,825 to help fund a new concrete playing surface for a basketball court at a city park.
- Terrell County Animal Humane: $4,920 to fund a new fence to enhance animal safety and a recycling trailer to aid the agency's ongoing funding efforts in Sanderson.
The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.
TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 255,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about-us.