TNMP Power Grants

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About the grants:

TNMP Power Grants strengthen communities served by TNMP with financial investment.

The TNMP Fund seeks innovative and creative proposals from qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. These include qualifying foundations affiliated with municipalities and schools.

  • Submissions must be made by qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Total funding available is $145,000.
  • Individual grants are funded in amounts up to $10,000.
  • Deadline for all applications is September 1, 2023.

Funding priorities include (but aren't limited to):

  • community safety.
  • community outreach.
  • economic development.
  • education.

The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation, the nonprofit foundation of Texas-New Mexico Power's parent company.

2022 Recipients:

  • Alvin Community College Foundation: $9,500 to fund the purchase of seven different ballistic training shields for the ACC Law Enforcement Training Academy.

  • Association for Support of Local Arts and Music: $2,500 to fund three classes over the year for the public to attend for free as an introduction to creating art in various media, led by established area artists, and host an art show for local artists to encourage amateur artists to share work with the community and offer a place for established artists to showcase their work

  • Aubrey Education Foundation: $5,000 to fund AEF’s Literacy Program, to increase literacy and foster a life-long love of reading.

  • Blue Sky Therapeutic: $3,800 to fund the construction of a greenhouse to add to their PURPOSE garden.

  • Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels: $10,000 to fund the intake of up to 100 dogs, new Microchip scanners that we can provide to Bosque County law enforcement, “Egg My Yard,” which in a community event BARK partners with Clifton High School's National Honors Society to provide eggs filled with candy to children's yards on Easter, and the Animal Emergency Fund, which is an account for dogs who are injured and in need of immediate vet care.

  • Brazoria County Alliance for Children: $10,000 to fund new recording equipment for the Pearland, TX office. This project would allow for Brazoria County Alliance for Children, Inc. to conduct approximately 225 quality and accurate forensic interviews in Pearland.

  • Brazoria County Dream Center: $10,000 to fund will help purchase food, and hygiene kits, and employ one AmeriCorps member for the Backpack Buddies Program.

  • Brazoria Heritage Foundation: $8,000 to fund air conditioning units to preserve the past for the future.

  • Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County: $3,000 to fund an intensive training program, Lunch & Learns, or CAC101.

  • College of Mainland Foundation: $10,000 to be distributed to deserving women enrolled at COM in amounts of $200, $500, or $1,000 based on student recipients’ program enrollment and semester needs. Funds provided by this grant will be added to other fundraising efforts dedicated to our Educate a Woman Scholarship Program throughout the year, so that we may help as many of our outstanding female students as possible.

  • Communities in Schools Bay Area: $3,500 to fund the launching of the GROW Mentoring Program. Funds will be used to purchase Mentor Toolkits for the first year of implementation. The toolkit will be given to each volunteer mentor, so they have the supplies needed to engage with and establish a relationship with their mentee.

  • Communities in Schools of North Texas: $10,000 to serve 2,000 students in 22 schools throughout Lewisville ISD who receive food pantry services during the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Covington Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund structural firefighting PPE for each of our twenty-three members and SCBAs to outfit each of the six riding positions on our fire engines.

  • Crawford Volunteer Fire Department: $4,500 to fund the purchase of items to increase the water sourcing and holding capacity of the department, cutting down on the time spent traveling to locations of hydrants as well as the time spent fighting the fires. 

  • Devereux Advanced Behavior Health: $4,500 to support the educational communication needs of the youth in our autism/intellectual developmental disabilities (AU/IDD) residential program. The funds requested will specifically be used to purchase twenty tablets to teach functional communication skills as well as assist with all the program goals. 

  • Happy Hill Farm Children’s Home: $3,000 to update internet equipment, classroom projectors, and laptops for students.

  • Lone Oak ISD: $4,000 to send 12-14 teachers (Pre-K to 5th, 2-4 per grade) to attend GET YOUR TEACH ON, a one-of-a-kind experience that provides the most current research-based strategies where teachers will learn the best "tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful, engaging, and rigorous classroom.

  • Morgan Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a generator for Morgan V.F.D. station. The goal is to provide provisional power for the Morgan V.F.D. station when the electricity fails in the area during severe storms.

  • Nocona Lucky Paws: $2,500 to have concrete slabs installed in the existing outside pens. The concrete slabs are a better option for the dogs, it prevents the spread of fecal borne illness by allowing them to clean and disinfect the hard surfaces.

  • Pediplace: $5,000 to fund the Reach Out and Read Project which provides new children's books to children 6 months through 5 years of age.

  • Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund gear lockers to help safely store and protect life safety gear. The gear is bunker turnout gear that is used to enter burning buildings. Firefighters depend on the longevivity of gear to stay safe.

  • Special Abilities of North Texas: $4,000 to fund its community inclusion program.

  • Steele Creek Acres Volunteer Fire Rescue: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a generator that would power the entire station, additional heaters, and a mini spilt A/C and heat unit. The need for these items come from impacts the community may have from storms, power outages and any other disaster that may leave the community without power, a warm or cool place to remain safe.

  • Strawn Community Animal Rescue: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a transit van to move animals to vet appointments, help move food to persons who cannot otherwise pick it up, and more.

  • Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project: $10,000 to fund new icemaker and replace the convection oven to help serve those in need of food.

2021 Recipients:

  • 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 inside and outside the museum.
  • 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.

2020 Recipients

See projects funded with TNMP Power Grants in 2020