2016 Grants


 2016 Nueces Electric Charities Grants

Charitable Organization Award Amount Program/Project Description
Ben Bolt Volunteer Fire Department  $      5,000.00 Funds to match those by the Texas Forest Service to purchase rescue equipment, including portable scene lighting, thermal imaging equipment, a rescue cutter/spreader, and gas detecting devices.
Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen  $      2,500.00 Funds to support the Triple Play program that teaches youth in the Greater Harlingen community about making healthier choices regarding good nutrition,  physical fitness, and individual character.
Calallen Education Foundation  $      2,700.00 Funds to obtain the Vizitech 3DAV Rover technology system to support technology education and dual credit courses.
Christus Spohn Health System Foundation  $      5,000.00 Funds to support mobile health care van medical supplies and flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
Citizens for Educational Excellence  $      3,000.00 Support the mobile Coastal Compass program in the Robstown area.
Coastal Bend Community Foundation  $    10,000.00 Matching donor for the Coastal Bend Day of Giving - group matches donations from community members to area charities.
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation  $      2,000.00 Funds to provide breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras to women who have survived breast cancer and undergone a single or double mastectomy.
Corpus Christi Education Foundation  $      5,000.00 Funds to support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum for STEM enhancement of at-risk students.
Corpus Christi Hope House  $      2,500.00 Funds to support the Emergency Shelter Project for homeless individuals and families.
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries  $      3,000.00 Funds to support the Rustic House Program and Loaves & Fishes for the homeless, poor, and working poor.
Corpus Christi Pregnancy Resource Center  $      5,000.00 Funds for services including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, support services for crisis pregnancies, abortion recovery, and educational materials on STDs/STIs, new born care and parenting classes, baby benevolence items, and mentoring and peer counseling.
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation  $      4,000.00 Funds to support the establishment of a 33,000 foot structure on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia learning center - an informational area or library extension designed to support research related to Mexican-American history, civil, veterans' and human rights, and the ideals of Dr. Garcia.
Dress for Success  $      4,000.00 Support the Professional Women's Group program for women in transition to work from unemployment by providing job retention workshops, networking and career advice, understanding corporate cultures and handling personal finances.
Driscoll’s Children Hospital Foundation  $      4,000.00 Funds to support camps for children with serious illness.
Education Service Center, Region 2  $      4,000.00 Funds to purchase equipment for the Geektopia Station center in the Early Scholars Academy
Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal  $      3,000.00 Funds to support Phase II of the Spirit Center development to provide a retreat center for spiritual, educational and social development of youth and adults.
Focus Foundation  $      5,000.00 Funds to support transportation for student to FOCUS summer sports and wellness programs which was formerly paid by CCISD, but is no longer provided due to budget cuts.
Golden Crescent CASA  $      3,000.00 Funds to support hiring of a supervisor for CASA services in Gonzales and Lavaca counties.
Halo-Flight  $    24,000.00 Monthly Award for General Program Support
La Posada Foundation  $    1,000.00 Funds to support the La Posada School Campaign to provide tennis shoes to children in need in the CCISD.
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Nursery  $      5,000.00 Childcare services for children of homeless families age 0-12 years of age.
Mission of Mercy Texas Mobile Medical Program  $      5,000.00 Funds to support the Mission of Mercy Mobile Medical Program which provides primary healthcare, including prescription medication, to the working poor through professional and lay volunteers at no cost.
Montessori School of Corpus Christi  $      3,000.00

Funds to provide learning materials to support sensorial, language, mathematics, practical life, and geography skill development of children from birth through kindergarten.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church  $      2,500.00 Funds to support the Rustic House Program and Loaves & Fishes for homeless, poor, and working poor.
Palmer Drug Abuse Program  $      5,000.00 Funds to support the Younger Group and Pee Wee programs for children age 5-17 with issues surrounding their own or a family member's drug and/or alcohol addication, with counseling and free support groups for the entire family. This program has an 85% recovery rate.
Presbyterian Pan American School  $      3,000.00 Funds to help purchase SMART board equipment for two classrooms.
Rio Bravo RC & D  $      4,000.00 Funds to support programs and projects to aid counties, communities, and people to help the land and environment along by enhancing agriculture, protecting our future and improving the quality of living in South Texas.
South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind  $      5,000.00 Funds to support hiring a consultant to redesign of the organization's website to make it more accessible and user-friendly to the visually impaired and meet federal guidelines for accessible websites.
TAMUCC Foundation  $      4,000.00 Funds to support scholarships for elementary, middle, and high school students to attend the Young Authors' Writing Camps in 2016.
The Rise School of Corpus Christi  $      4,000.00 Funds to support the Therapy Program to support students with disabilities’ physical, occupational, speech, and music therapy needs.
Tri-County Christian Center  $      3,000.00 Funds to support purchase of a 3-door refrigerator and cargo van to support feeding of the poor.
YMCA of the Coastal Bend  $      2,500.00 Funds to support the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program.
Total Awarded: $  143,700.000