Thursday, May 10, 2007

First Choice Power To Award Grants In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — The First Choice Power Fund is now accepting applications for First Choice Power Partnership Grants from nonprofits that improve the quality of life in Texas by focusing on education, environmental awareness, and economic vitality. The First Choice Power Fund will award $50,000 this year. The deadline is June 5.

"Nonprofits have programs that bring valuable resources to those in Texas who need them most," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, PNM Resources Foundation executive director. "The First Choice Power Fund is proud to offer these grants to help build a stronger and brighter future for our state."

Any 501(c) 3 nonprofit that provide direct services to the communities served by First Choice Power is eligible to apply.

Nonprofits in Texas are encouraged to visit First Choice Power to learn more about who can apply and better understand funding guidelines. The First Choice Power Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1983 to improve the quality of life in communities where the company's customers and employees live and work.

First Choice Power Fund does an excellent job outlining application expectations and the selection process. It includes a list of organizations it funded in 2006.

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