TNMP Power Grants

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.

2023 Recipients:

  • Alvin Community College Foundation Inc.: $8,000 to supply the Alvin Community College Biotechnology program with the necessary tools to address proper laboratory training and procedures. Centrally located, the Alvin Community College Biotechnology program is within thirty miles of seven biomanufacturing companies.
  • Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding and Respite: $5,000 to install gutters on Adele's Barn, as well as a rainwater collection system.
  • Bosque Emergency Support Team: $4,408 to purchase a generator, refrigerator, rehab vehicle cab a/c, computer for office functions, and printer.
  • Bosque Spay Neuter: $4,500 to fund a program catering to the elderly and military veterans to provide no-cost spay/neuter and food, enabling their pets to stay in their homes and thrive, for the good of both the pet and the owner(s). 
  • Brazoria County Alliance for Children: $8,000 to fund laboratory testing for child sexual abuse victims. The Center is on track to provide 96 sexual assault exams to children who have experienced sexual abuse, with laboratory testing conducted as needed.
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Hood & Somervell Counties, Inc.: $2,000 to fund a robust prevention education program in the schools through an event that will raise awareness and assist in future funding efforts to expand the programs in Somervell County. The event would be scheduled during April - Child Abuse Prevention Month. The funds would provide an opportunity to expand on what they are currently able to offer to the community.
  • Christian Community Action: $5,000 to ensure that every individual and family accessing CCA's Food Pantry receives the necessary hygiene items they require every week. This objective is aimed at eliminating the difficult choices individuals face between hygiene products and other living expenses.
  • Clear Creek Education Foundation: $3,566 to developing a STEAM Makerspace bus to travel to CCISD schools to support STEM and Makerspace activities. 
  • College of Mainland Foundation: $8,000 to fund provide continuing education program students with scholarships ranging between $500 and $1,000 to use toward tuition and supplies. These scholarships will lead to life-changing career opportunities for approximately 10-20 CE students.
  • Dickinson ISD Education Foundation Inc.: $5,000 for the introduction of 3D printers at Dickinson ISD junior high schools that hold immense promise for enhancing the learning experience and exposing students to the world of AutoCAD. This integration fosters hands-on learning, technological literacy, and collaboration while nurturing essential life skills.
  • EquiHope: $5,000 to fund the rider scholarship fund to serve families with this very effective Equine Therapy by providing 40 more scholarship lessons.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: $10,000 to make the Overlook area more accessible to all visitors by connecting sidewalks/paths between Overlook buildings and attractions to be better suited for those with mobility challenges. 
  • Gatesville Fire Department: $5,000 to fund a Land Leveler that will enable the department to leave the land in usable condition. Gatesville Fire Department has an assigned area of 257 square miles plus provides mutual aid to all of Coryell County.
  • Hearts for Homes: $5,000 to be used for building materials still needed to build a home for a Pilot Point family in need.
  • Kermit Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund additional lightweight, lower temperature gear will allow firefighters to perform duties in extreme weather conditions more efficiently.
  • Leadership Fort Stockton: $2,500 to fund the Youth Leadership and the Adult Leadership programs with the goal of equipping the community with enthusiastic leaders.
  • Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce: $5,000 to enable the Lewisville Area Chamber to support community-led efforts to address issues and make a positive impact on people's lives.
  • Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin: $5,000 to grow their reach with programming and building literacy infrastructure in the most rural and geographically isolated areas of the Permian Basin with more than 75+ partners and stakeholders.
  • Montague Volunteer Fire Department: $10,000 to fund wireless headsets for (5) trucks. The primary accomplishment is to enhance safety for both the fireman, community and pre-pare for future growth. 
  • Papa’s Pantry: $5,000 to fund to purchase food for distribution to the hungry people in Somervell County during the 4th quarter of 2023 by purchasing basic food items for the many families that are helped monthly. 
  • Pediplace: $5,000 to fund Reach Out and Read Project which provides new children's books to children 6 months through 5 years of age. Literacy is a complementary part of PediPlace's program.
  • Peoria Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $5,000 to fund to purchase six new sets of gear for those firefighters with the objective of protecting the firefighter from burns or other injury.
  • Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department: $10,000 to purchase new Bay doors for the station. The current doors are 30 years old, require daily, if not weekly maintenance and repairs, and take time to open and shut. New doors will help secure the department, as well as provide easy access when responding to calls for opening and of shutting doors. These doors would help to better serve the community they protect.
  • Rains County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: $5,000 to underwrite the cost of books for 370 children at $27.00 per child per year in 2024.
  • Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department: $4,997 to purchase two Tait TP9400 PSAP radios and four 1" spray nozzles. The radios are crucial for effective communication during emergency calls. The 1" spray nozzles are critical to all firefighting operations. The nozzles are needed to upgrade the current leaking/older ones.
  • Sharkarosa Zoo: $9,574 to provide two heaters, two evaporator coolers, and evaporator cooler media replacement pads to aid in controlling the climate in Lemur Lane.
  • Texas Children’s Museum: $2,000 for general funding, helping pay the rent and utilities, and the other part will be used to improve the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) area. Updated to this area will likely have the greatest impact on the greater community of visitors.
  • Whitney Wildcat Football League: $2,975 to purchase the following items: safety mats for cheer, cooling stations for players and volunteers, an ice machine for injuries, additional first aid kits, field maintenance equipment, volleyball net systems, additional water coolers, guardian caps for football helmets, and safer practice equipment.

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