2019 Grants

 

Nueces Electric Charities, Inc - February 2019 Grant Review
Organization/Agency Date of Application to NEC Funds Awarded Application Summary
A Source of Hope, Kleberg County Pregnancy Resource Center 12/11/2018 $3,000 The funds will be used to expand the Earn While You Learn parenting program to be accessible to clients in the Alice area. A large percentage of the clients we see each month on our Mobile are from the Alice area but our EWYL classes are held in Kingsville. While a few clients have made the trip to Kingsville weekly to earn points for needed supplies we could reach and help more if we had materials to serve within the Alice area. 
Agape Ranch 12/27/2018 $1,500 The amount requested will fund Agape Connection: A match event for Texas Foster Children, who are eligible for adoption, and adoptive parent prospects. The festive gathering allows children and families opportunities to play, connect, and interact in a stress-free environment. Participants engage in a variety of activities including: crafts, sports, bounce houses, photo booth, bookstore, lunch and take home gift bag. 
Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend  12/12/2018 $15,000 Funds are requested to educate the community on ways to prevent child abuse, sex trafficking, drug endangerment, and neglect of Coastal Bend children. Each year, we provide more than 1,000 forensic interviews of children who have been physically and/or sexually abused. Our goal is to prevent future incidents by reaching out to the public and educating them regarding our services and ways to prevent, identify, and deal with child abuse. Funds are needed to better serve the CACCB's 12-county service area, allowing our outreach coordinator to make more in-person visits to schools and community organizations in rural areas. 
CIS of the Coastal Bend  12/21/2018 $1,500 The funds will be used to purchase hygiene products to be disseminated to 30 schools within 5 school districts in Nueces County. CIS site coordinators asses the needs of the students and assist them and their families with everything from hygiene products, emergency food boxes, bus passes, eye glasses, school supplies, to a new pair of shoes. 
Corpus Christi Education Foundation 12/4/2018 $2,000 The funds will help pay for materials needed to expand our highly popular and successful STEM Enhancement for At-Risk Students designed to help CCISD elementary students from underserved neighborhoods. The program will be expanded by supplying students 8 to 11 at Title I schools not yet involved in the program with materials needed to create and manipulate projects using robotic elements. Each school will receive a Lego Education "WeDO" Education-Getting Started Construction Kit, Lego Elementary Construction  Kit, Lego Elementary Simple & Motorized Mechanisms Kit, and software, worksheets, activity packs and lesson plans for hands-on STEM application.  
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries 12/10/2018 $4,500 Corpus Christi Metro Ministries is pursuing funds to support Rainbow House/Foster Sanctuary and Gabbard Health Clinic - two of five free programs transforming lives in our community. Rainbow House/Foster Sanctuary program and Gabbard Health Clinic serve different, yet overlapping populations. Children, women, men, the homeless, poor and working poor, families at risk for homelessness, young aged-out-foster-care women, the disabled, and the elderly benefit from our services. We feed the mind, body and spirit; house the homeless; and transform lives. Our Foster Sanctuary for young women who have aged out of foster care is the only such program in Nueces County. 
Driscoll Children's Hospital  10/15/2018 $3,750 The funds will be used for support of our camping program for children with cancer. Children with cancer receive these benefits at our camp: hope through seeing other children enjoying life and facing challenges with new confidence and esteem gained through our special camp. 
Mission of Mercy, Inc.  12/12/2018 $3,750 The funds will allow nurses to triage patients faster and more efficiently. To do this, we need to purchase three mobile sphygmomanometers. These devices, affectionately known as "RoboNurses," can be moved throughout the clinic easily and quickly. RoboNurses reduce the walking nurses do during a long day and allow elderly and mobility-challenged patients to reduce the steps they must take when visiting out clinic.
New Life Refuge Ministries  12/22/2018 $3,750  The funds requested will be used to remodel an existing building that is on the Home of Hope campus to be used as the onsite school. Because of the trauma survivors of child sex trafficking have endured, traditional school is not the best option for them, therefore schooling is done on site. Our on site school will provide space for a computer lab, art room, music room, and counseling room. 
South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind  12/19/2018 $4,500 SLTB is seeking general operating funds to help fulfill its mission. This includes making repairs to facilities due to natural wear-and-tear. We need to repair the roof to our Corpus Christi facility and to purchase new AC units. The roof leaks and leads to flooding of our administration building. Wet carpeting has the potential for growing mold that is unhealthy for our employees. Other needs include a security fence, underwriting for fund-raisers, and issues related to assisting blind and visually handicapped employees. General operating funds will allow us to spend money where needed. 
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Foundation Inc  12/19/2018 $1,500 Young Authors camp provides activities and experiences for elementary and middle school students to practice writing as both a fun and creative method of self-expression as well as an effective means of communication. The Writer's Island workshop for high school students offers a professional-style writer's workshop experience for participants. 
United Way of the Coastal Bend  11/8/2018 $2,000 Thousands of local elementary students start each school year embarrassed and unprepared, because they don't have adequate supplies. United Way of the Coastal Bend is partnering with H-E-B, KRIS and numerous donors for the 29th Annual Operation Supply Our Students. In the past decade, this initiative has raised more than $400,000. Last year, more than 11,000 students from 36 school districts across 10 Coastal Bend counties received basic school supplies. While that sounds like a lot, the need is greater. More than 50,000 children in our area qualify for reduced/free lunch. As always, 100% of donations go toward wholesale purchase of supplies. 
Youth Odyssey, Inc.  11/2/2018 $2,000 The Adventure Challenge Program combines basic life skills with fun adventure activities like teambuilding, games, ropes, courses, rock climbing, kayaking, and camping. These activities that our teens have never been exposed to before and by joining, become equipped to overcome adverse situations that they find themselves in. Our reports alongside CCISD's reports show that an  80 -95% improvement in the life skills that we teach, decreased disciplinary action; and increases attendance, grades, and desire to continue to recreate outdoors. 
Total Awarded                                                 $48,750.00