The Xcel Energy Foundation is providing $20,977 in grant funding to four area nonprofits working to boost STEM education and economic sustainability.
Education Grant Recipients
• Eastern New Mexico University Foundation
• Mesalands Community College Foundation
Economic Sustainability Grant Recipients
• Hartley House
• Matt 25
“The success of our communities is directly tied to our efforts to provide educational opportunities for our young people, create jobs, improve quality of life and in making sure no one is left behind in our progress,” said David Essex, Xcel Energy manager for Community and Economic Development in Clovis. “Our goal is to support the nonprofits that do so much to build up our communities.”
Education grant recipients also focus on increasing the number of students entering and completing post-secondary education in STEM disciplines and pursuing STEM careers. The Economic Sustainability focus grants support programs that promote workforce development, workforce readiness, specific job skills training, job placement and job creation.
Additionally, the Xcel Energy Foundation is funding programs that provide case management and support services to low-income populations, assisting them in attaining and retaining employment that leads to economic self-sufficiency