2017 Community Partner Program Guidelines Now Available

December 28, 2016

El Paso Electric actively participates in the community by supporting a diverse mix of civic and charitable programs through its Community Partner Program. El Paso Electric believes contributing to the communities it serves is an important part of its corporate responsibility, and, as such, it helps to define the Company’s purpose and commitment to its region. 

El Paso Electric Community Partner Program Priorities

El Paso Electric will contribute to programs, organizations, and activities that positively impact the well-being of the region we serve. With limited resources, El Paso Electric places a primary emphasis on those organizations and programs focused on these priority areas:

  • Economic Development: Increase economic opportunities that impact the long-term economic vitality of our region;
  • Education / STEAM: Impact the quality and accessibility of education with a focus on furthering STEAM- (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) related programs and student scholarships;
  • Neighborhood and Civic Associations: Build positive collaborative partnerships between neighborhoods, community organizations and El Paso Electric through neighborhood events and volunteerism to strengthen the engagement with our communities;
  • Environment and Wildlife: Promote environmental education opportunities, leverage our vast network of volunteers to deliver long-term, measurable results and build partnerships with local environmental nonprofit projects that strengthen the resiliency of our community. This includes efforts focused on sustainable agriculture, wildlife rehabilitation and preservation.

Matching Program – Challenge Grants

Organizations are encouraged to use the El Paso Electric grant as an opportunity to match contributions through a matching opportunity. A priority will be given to programs wherethe El Paso Electric contribution is used as a challenge grant using internet based software (i.e. GoFundMe, Kickstarter) to match the contribution. Please specify in the contribution application if this is intended.

Application Process

All requests for contributions must be submitted electronically through To view the complete manual or submit an application, click here