The Pedernales Electric Cooperative awarded more than $35,000 in community grants to eight nonprofits in 2022, including the Friends of the Bertram Library and Highland Lakes Canine Rescue. Courtesy photo
PEC awards grants twice a year for projects related to technology, capital improvements, and energy efficiency. The money comes from the cooperative’s Power of Change program. Co-op members who opt into the program have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar to contribute to the grants. The average member donation is about $6 a year.
“Our members are making a profound impact by supporting important initiatives to help a variety of local causes,” PEC Community Relations Manager Celeste Mikeska said in a media release. “Together with our members, we’re proud to power important projects that Texas Hill Country nonprofits are working on to better our communities.”
PEC grants benefited the Bertram Library and Highland Lakes Canine Rescue in 2022.