Bluebonnet Community Grants

Thriving, prosperous communities and nonprofit organizations are essential to the strength of a region. To build that strength throughout its service area, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in May 2015 to create a community grants program. 
 
Bluebonnet Community Grants has donated $2.4 million to nonprofit groups within the co-op’s service area. The co-op awarded the grants to area nonprofits in two rounds, one in October 2015, and another in April 2016. 
Due to the overwhelming response and the amount of money awarded during the first two rounds, Bluebonnet will not accept applications for a third round. Instead, Bluebonnet will look for the best ways to make sure the remaining funds are distributed to area nonprofits who will provide the maximum benefit to the co-op’s members and communities.

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List of grant recipients (first round)
List of grant recipients (second round)
Photo gallery of grant recipients
 
The grant program’s goals were to improve communities through economic development, attract public and private enterprises and promote communities through enriched education and training, community planning, recreation, public safety, health care and transportation. 
 
The grants program was funded through a legal settlement. The money did not come from Bluebonnet’s operating revenue and is not related to electric sales or members’ electric bills.

The Bluebonnet Community Grants program is separate from the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Community Development Partnership Program, in which Bluebonnet participates. That program has assisted numerous Bluebonnet service-area community programs for many years.

Email questions to grants@bluebonnet.coop or contact Rachel Ellis, Bluebonnet’s chief administrative officer, at 888-622-2583, extension 7929#.