The Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) today announced it has received a $75,000 grant from the Texas-based Meadows Foundation. These funds will support TXSES’s mission to ensure equitable access to solar energy for every Texan.
“We are so appreciative of the generous support from The Meadows Foundation,” said Patrice ‘Pete’ Parsons, TXSES Executive Director. “These funds will enable TXSES to leverage its renowned educational and outreach expertise that will support ambitious clean energy and carbon reduction goals, enhance the resilience and reliability of the grid and build strong, well-informed solar communities throughout Texas.”
The grant funds will support:
- a statewide Solar Energy Internship Program (SEIP) to facilitate pathways to jobs and opportunities in solar energy for female students and students of color
- community solar opportunities for low-income and multi-family properties
- establish two additional TXSES chapters in Midland/Odessa and Edinburg/Hidalgo counties, representing more than one million Texans
About The Meadows Foundation
Established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows, The Meadows Foundation exists to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. The Foundation has disbursed more than $1.25 billion to 3,600 Texas institutions and agencies across Texas. Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations and public entities in the areas of arts and culture, civic and public affairs, education, health, and human services as well as initiatives promoting the environment, mental health, and public education. For additional information, visit www.mfi.org.