From Xcel Energy Foundation:
The Xcel Energy Foundation is awarding $221,000 in grant funding to 31 nonprofit groups in Texas and New Mexico.
The grants are being made through the Education and Environment focus areas of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which awards funding to nonprofit groups working in towns and cities served by Xcel Energy.
"Communities that value education and the environment are healthy communities," said Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy company. "By supporting the nonprofits that promote these values, we hope to contribute to the overall health and prosperity of the communities we are privileged to serve."
The Foundation's Education and Environment focus areas are two of four annual grant programs in which area nonprofits can participate. The other focus areas are Economic Sustainability and Arts & Culture. The Foundation also matches United Way contributions dollar for dollar and matches employee gifts to non-profit agencies dollar for dollar, Hill said.
Area groups receiving Education funding are:
Area groups receiving Environment funding are:
Information about Xcel Energy Foundation grants can be found on the company's www.xcelenergy.com. Questions may also be directed to the following Xcel Energy employees:
Terry Price, senior foundation representative, Amarillo, Texas (806) 378-2388
Wallace Hill, regional manager, community and economic development, Amarillo, Texas (806) 378-2916
Steve Deaton, regional manager, community and economic development, Lubbock, Texas (806) 796-3291
Mike McLeod, regional manager for community and economic development, Roswell, N.M. (575) 625-5499
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.
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