Grants Awarded to 19 Local Nonprofits
Nineteen qualifying organizations serving constituencies within Texas-New Mexico Power's territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2021.
Facts about 2021 grants
- More than 60 applications were received from qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- $140,000, a 40 percent increase over a year ago, 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.
"We were very pleased that the TNMP Fund was able to increase funding and support even more projects across our territory this year," TNMP President Neal Walker said. "We look forward to seeing and hearing about the positive outcomes of these projects."
2021 recipient organizations
- ActionS of Brazoria County: $10,000 to help fund purchase of a van to be used for delivering meals to homebound senior citizens.
- Alvin Museum Society: $6,650 to fund its Versatile View digital tools to engage patrons at the museum and remotely.
- Clifton Baseball Assn.: $10,000 to fund upgrades to a playground adjacent to the ball fields.
- Communities in Schools of North Texas: $5,185 to fund purchases of STEM kits for Lewisville middle-school students.
- Communities in Schools for Southeast Harris and Brazoria Counties: $6,766 to fund social-emotional learning software for elementary, junior high and high schools in five ISDs.
- Dickinson ISD Foundation: $10,000 to fund purchase of CPR and other first-responder training equipment.
- Early-Stage Coaches (Brazoria Co.): $2,250 to fund coaching sessions with clients affected by Alzheimer's.
- Friendswood ISD Foundation: $8,700 to fund purchase of CPR and other first-responder training equipment.
- Friends of LLELA (Lewisville): $6,681 to fund purchase of equipment and supplies to be used in upgrading of hiking trails and the natural environment.
- Galveston County Food Bank: $8,000 to fund safety upgrades in the food bank's facility.
- HRA Village (Texas City): $3,115 to purchase an AED and related medical materials.
- Journey to Dream (Lewisville): $10,000 to fund training for staff members who work with teens in need.
- Junior Achievement of Brazoria County: $4,375 to fund purchase of training materials for soft-skill training for students in grades 6-12.
- Lucky Paws Animal Shelter (Nocona): $5,000 to fund purchase of a heater for the animals in winter.
- Meridian Library: $7,568 to fund purchase and installation of book boxes for sharing of library materials.
- Nocona Volunteer Fire Department: $8,495 to fund purchase of a drying cabinet for firefighters' turnout gear.
- Smart Family Literacy: $8,244 to purchase books for elementary school students in the Dickinson and La Marque ISDs.
- Warrior's Refuge (Brazoria Co.): $10,000 to purchase hardware and software for IT job-training for veterans.
- Women's Service Club of Emory: $8,971 to purchase books for pre-school children in Rains County.
The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.
TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to more than 260,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about-us.