Xcel Energy grants $167,700 to local nonprofits


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Xcel Energy Foundation provided $167,700 in grant funding to 31 Texas nonprofits in the Panhandle area on Tuesday, July 9.

Xcel Energy stated the funding will go towards boosting education and economic sustainability.

“Our company’s success is directly impacted by how successful our communities are in educating our young people, creating jobs, improving quality of life and making sure no one is left behind in our
progress,” David Hudson, president of Xcel Energy, said.

The education grants are aimed at assisting educational systems and programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM.

Groups who have received funding have developed programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities that demonstrate how math and science can be used in everyday scenarios and future careers.

“We are served by nonprofits that are very adept at addressing the needs of our communities, and they’ve made some amazing progress in recent years. By supporting their work with our grants, we are investing in the well-being of the communities where we also live and work,” Hudson stated.

Below is a list of grant recipients:

Amarillo College Foundation
Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch
Canadian Independent School District
Don Harrington Discovery Center (Amarillo)
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – Amarillo)
Junior Achievement of the High Plains
Lemonade Day (Amarillo)
Los Barrios de Amarillo
Shallowater Education Foundation
South Plains College Foundation
Sudan Education Foundation
Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (Amarillo)
TexPan Robotics (Amarillo)
The Well STEM Education Center (Pampa)
Wayland Baptist University (Plainview)
West Texas A&M University Foundation
Window on a Wider World (Amarillo)
Women in Science Endeavors (Amarillo)
Economic Sustainability Grant Recipients
ADVO Companies (Amarillo)
Another Chance House (Amarillo)
Buckner Children and Family Services (Amarillo)
Downtown Women’s Center (Amarillo)
Eveline’s Sunshine Cottage (Amarillo)
Family Support Services of Amarillo
Golden Spread Council Boy Scouts of America (Amarillo)
Martha’s Home (Amarillo)
Opportunity School (Amarillo)
Texas 4-H Foundation
The Maverick Boys and Girls Club of Amarillo
The PARC (Amarillo)
Tyler Street Resource Center (Amarillo)

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