The SLVREC Energy Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized to seek out and provide funds for charitable purposes that include:
Making grants to members who cannot pay their REC electric bills
Providing financial assistance for weatherization and energy conservation to REC members
Awarding one-time COMMUNITY GRANTS to:
Those supporting community economic development efforts.
Those assisting civic programs and organizations that enhance local communities.
The Foundation uses “round up” contributions from its members to provide funding for these specific needs.
Community Grant Funding Deadlines
The Foundation meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) throughout the year on the same day as SLVREC’s monthly board meetings (last Tuesday of the month). Please verify meeting date prior to submitting application.
Grant applications are due two weeks prior to the Foundation meeting and will be reviewed by the Foundation Board during the quarterly meeting. Applicants are asked to attend the meeting to present the funding request and answer questions. Grant funds are generally awarded two to three weeks after the board’s review and approval of project applications.
Community Grant Eligibility
1. Requests must be for charitable, educational or non-profit organizations only
2. Non-profit organizations that serve communities located within REC service areas
3. One application per project or event accepted each year
4. Charitable status or 501 (c) (#) organizations
5. Application must be for a project or event in the future (will not grant projects in the past)
6. Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories: Community Service, Economic Development, Education/Youth Development and/or Disaster Relief
1. The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:
•Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community
•Level of community support for the program or project
•Administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or
•Lower priority may be given to applications from organizations who have been
awarded a REC Community Grant within the past 24 months
2. It shall be the responsibility of all Foundation Directors to evaluate funding requests
and allocate contributions to accomplish the purposes and intent of these guidelines
1. Completed application form (see link below) must be submitted two weeks prior to meeting
2. Include detailed budget showing how requested funds will be spent
3. Include any additional information pertaining to your project
4. Applicants are asked to attend Foundation meeting to present the funding request and answer questions.
If you have any questions and to be added to the meeting agenda, please call Michelle Trujillo at 719-852-6640 or email email@example.com