Electric Co-ops Giving Back
Giving at the power generation and transmission level reinforces the strong support that our member-owned electric co-ops demonstrate in their local communities. To that end, each year, we donate funds to each of our electric co-ops to use for local activities related to Touchstone Energy, our shared national brand.
In addition, we contribute tens of thousands of dollars a year, as well as in-kind contributions, to community organizations and charities. For example, we recently installed wi-fi connections on a school bus, sponsored teacher of the year awards, helped fund a heliport to facilitate medical evacuations, supported Shop with a Cop for kids for Christmas, and held economic forums. We focus on four areas: education, health and wellness, youth activities and community events.
We have also offered workshops on economic development, and helped three organizations access low-interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
- Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Ariz.,
- Southeast Arizona Economic Development Group in Benson, Ariz., and
- Benson Hospital in Benson, Ariz.
We also help a variety of organizations within the service areas of our Member Cooperatives. Find out the guidelines we apply when granting donations.