Members Choice Contest
The BEC Foundation board reviewed and qualified the top five nonprofit organizations for the chance to win a BEC Foundation grant up to $10,000. Members cast their votes the first week in December to decide the winning organization. The BEC Foundation decided all of the contest finalist were deserving of a grant, and provided each of the organizaitons with funds to support their projects. Congratulations to the winners!
1st Place: Kendall County Women's Center - $10,000
Project: New separate space for children’s therapy.
2nd Place: Lakehills Pipe Creek Little League Association - $5,000
Project: Install fencing along FM 1283 for safety of players and families, and new lights on minor field.
3rd Place: Comfort Table & Food Pantry - $5,000
Project: Food pantry items.
4th Place: Frio Canyon Parks Association - $2,500
Project: Facility upgrades, new outdoor restrooms, maintenance of walking path and upgrade playground equipment.
5th Place: Real County Junior Livestock Show Rodeo Assoc. - $2,500
Project: Purchase portable animal pens that can be used in numerous ways, including being set up outside show barn for overflow animals at show time, as well as being taken down and stored to allow the barn to be used as a venue for community events.
The BEC Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Bandera Electric Cooperative. Since 2008, BEC has provided more than a quarter million dollars in donations to nonprofit organizations in our community.
Now, it’s your chance to make a difference. The BEC Foundation is launching a contest to recognize deserving nonprofit organizations who make a positive impact in our community and could benefit greatly from the funds received. BEC members are eligible to nominate nonprofit organizations within our service territory to receive a BEC Foundation grant up to $10,000.
Nominations for this contest closed on November 15, 2019. Members nominated a total of 27 nonprofits in the BEC service territory.
The BEC Foundation board selected the top five organizations based on the positive impact their chosen project will make in the community and predetermined criteria based on our Charitable Giving Guidelines
Members will be allowed to vote via email for the winning nonprofit organization in December.
Be sure to keep your email address up to date in your BEC account so that you’ll be sure to receive the ballot to vote for the winning nonprofit.
Thank you for joining us as we kick off the giving season in a positive way!
For the official contest rules, click here.