Donations & Grants

The mission of the BEC Foundation is to support qualifying organizations in the communities it serves with a focus on education, safety and overall concern for community.

Grant requests are reviewed by the BEC Foundation board of directors on a monthly basis. Applicants will be notified by a BEC Foundation representative on whether their request has been approved or denied. The BEC Foundation may request additional information to assist in reaching a decision.

Applying For a Grant, Donation or Sponsorship

Please submit all required information. Missing information may delay or void the grant request.

How to submit your request:

By Mail: BEC Attn: Public Relations, PO Box 667, Bandera, TX 78003
By Email:
By Fax: (830) 460-3030  Attn: Public Relations
In Person:
See a list of our BEC Office Locations

Project Grant Application

Please use the BEC Foundation Project Grant Application below for project-specific requests of $2,500 or more.

Donations & Sponsorships Application

Please use the Donation & Sponsorship Application below for sponsorship, advertising, or general donation requests.

Our Charitable Giving Guidelines

Guidelines for organizations submitting an application:
  • Organizations must be a nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS
  • Organizations and groups must provide services to residents living within BEC service areas
  • Have an active BEC account with a physical address in the BEC service area.
  • NOT have received a donation or grant of more than $2,500 from BEC in the past 12 months.
  • Submit project-specific requests – not for general fundraising.
  • Not use funds towards BEC Electric, Solar or Fiber products or services.

Grants are often given for the following:
  • Community service programs and projects
  • Education and youth programs and projects
  • Community-based health programs and projects
  • Social service programs/projects (food pantry, crisis centers, emergency and elderly assistance).
  • Other nonprofits that improve BEC communities

BEC will accept sponsorship information packets, as well as monetary requests, such as booster clubs and other program opportunities, including program advertisements and spirit banners that benefit the organization’s purpose, etc. Please fill out an application and submit any packets so we have an understanding of who is requesting a sponsorship. You will need to submit a new application for each donation request.

The Foundation generally will NOT approve donation requests for:
  • Projects outside of the BEC service area
  • Lobbying or political organizations
  • Raffles or similar events
  • Capital fund campaigns
  • On-going operational expenses and salaries
  • Religious projects whose sole purpose is to further the membership and influence of that religion
  • Scholarships - See our BEC Scholarship Application

Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Foundation grant of more than $2,500 your organization must:
  • Comply with The Foundation's Charitable Giving Guidelines outlined above.
  • NOT have received a grant or donation of more than $2,500 from BEC in the past 12 months.
  • Submit project-specific requests – not for general fundraising.
  • Submit completed applications in their entirety.
  • Not use funds towards BEC Electric, Solar or Fiber products or services.

Grant application evaluation factors for requests over $2,500:
  • Potential to benefit service area residents and an entire community or local area.
  • Level of local support for the program or project.
  • Results are predictable and can be evaluated.
  • Organization administrative capability to deliver quality program or service.
If an organization receives a BEC Foundation grant, they must provide detailed information (photographs, paid invoices, and a narrative or testimonial, as well as project updates and completion date) demonstrating the actual use and application of grant funds as requested in the application within 12 months of receiving funds. Organizations not complying with this requirement will not be eligible for future grants.

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