Seventeen Organizations Awarded Grants
Seventeen qualifying organizations serving constituencies within Texas-New Mexico Power's territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2019.
Facts about 2019 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.
"We continue to be impressed with the tremendous work conducted by nonprofits throughout our service territory," TNMP President Neal Walker said. "We 're proud to be able to help fund many of these and we look forward to seeing the benefits in action in our communities."
2019 recipient projects
- Birthday Joy: $7,500 for the Community Foster Joy Fund for kids in Dickinson and League City.
- Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding & Respite: $5,000 to help fund a safety lighting project at the Krugerville facility.
- Children's Advocacy Center of Denton Co.: $5,000 for transportation support for clients and staff.
- Dickinson ISD Foundation: $10,000 for new library books for students at all grade levels.
- Edwards Memorial Walk and Bike Trail: $7,000 for rail upgrades and new signage for the trail in Brazoria.
- Friends of LLELA: $2,411 for backpacks and accompanying educational supplies for hikers at the Lewisville Lake Enviromental Learning Area.
- Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association: $8,170 for off-site training for small agency law enforcement officers in Brazoria County.
- Hico ISD Foundation: $10,000 to help fund the inaugural Family Day for kids, parents and teachers.
- HRA Independence Village: $3,240 for computers and software to support digital training for staff members in Texas City.
- Lewisville Lake Symphony: $2,000 for tickets to introduce underserved students to symphony music.
- Meridian Library Association: $5,000 for new books.
- Mission Righteous Roots: $8,440 for training for staff members at a new family shelter facility in Gatesville.
- Pilot Point ISD PTA: $2,446 for a Buddy Bench and playground upgrades at elementary school.
- Saint Jo ISD Foundation: $9,945 for STEM and physics program equipment and materials.
- Sistahs Empowering Sistahs: $4,598 to help support leadership and business training for school-aged girls in Dickinson, La Marque and Texas City.
- SMART Family Literacy: $5,000 for books and other educational materials for kids in Dickinson, La Marque and Texas City.
- Tails & Trails Museum: $4,250 for a public-address system for emergency safety messages at the Nocona facility.
The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.
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Eric Paul: 409-949-5685