Donations, Sponsorships & BEC Foundation Grants

Supporting the communities we serve is important to us and we want to help them thrive. One way we can help is through donations, grants, and sponsorships of local nonprofits and activities. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you and make our community better.
 

Applying for a Donation or Sponsorship

BEC will accept monetary donation and sponsorship 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.

Please use the Donation & Sponsorship Application below for sponsorship, advertising, or general donation requests. These requests are reviewed on a monthly basis 30-60 days prior to "funds needed" date. Please review our Charitable Giving Guidelines before sumbitting a request.
 

How To Submit Your Request

Please submit all required information for your donation, sponsorship or BEC Foundation Grant request. Missing information may delay or void your donation, sponsorship or grant request.

By Mail:
Bandera Electric Cooperative
Attn: Public Relations
PO Box 667, Bandera, TX 78003

By Email:
PublicRelations@BanderaElectric.com

By Fax: (830) 460-3030  Attn: Public Relations

In Person:
See a list of our BEC Office Locations
 


Applying for a BEC Foundation Grant

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.

In order to qualify for a BEC Foundation Grant your request must meet the criteria below:
  • Request must be greater than $2,500
  • Must be project specific – not for general fundraising.
  • Comply with our Charitable Giving Guidelines.
  • Submit completed applications in their entirety.
  • Not use funds towards BEC Electric, Solar or Fiber products or services.
  • Must not have received a BEC Foundation grant in the current calendar year in which you are applying. Example: You received a grant in February 2019, you may not reapply until January 2020.
BEC Foundation Grant Evaluation Factors Include:
  • 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.
Please review our Charitable Giving Guidelines before submitting a request.

Deadlines to apply for a BEC Foundation grant:
  • December 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2020
  • June 1, 2020
  • September 1, 2020
  • December 1, 2020
Applications received after the first will be reviewed during the next quarter. Application must be completed in full with all supporting documents.
 
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.