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AEP Foundation awards $144,500 to agencies across the AEP Texas service territory to aid in COVID-19 response

April 15, 2020

The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has awarded $144,500 in grants to non-profit organizations across the AEP Texas service territory to help aid response efforts associated with COVID-19.

“American Electric Power, parent company of AEP Texas, created the AEP Foundation in 2005 to continue the tradition of corporate philanthropy of AEP and its regional utilities and to support and play an active, positive role in the communities where AEP employees live and work,” Judith E. Talavera, AEP Texas president and chief operating officer, said. “During times like these when our communities are in need of additional help, we are especially proud to be able to help others as they may address additional challenges meeting basic needs, such as food and shelter. We are grateful that these organizations can effectively allocate these funds.”

Organizations receiving grants across the AEP Texas service territory include:

  • A $50,000 grant to The United Way of the Coastal Bend Response and Recovery fund to help non-profits across a 12-county area. Metro Ministries of Corpus Christi will receive $10,000 and The Purple Door will receive $5,000 as part of the grant.

  • A $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent in Victoria to support the organization as it continues to provide food through its physical location and mobile pantry throughout an 11-county area during COVID-19.

  • A $25,000 grant to the South Texas Food Bank. The fund will support the organization in its effort to provide emergency food boxes to anyone who is need in the Laredo area.

  • A $25,000 grant to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley’s Coronavirus Resource Readiness and Response Campaign to help provide 250,000 meals to area residents.

  • A $2,500 grant to the United Samaritan Services of Vernon for response and relief efforts during COVID-19.

  • A $25,000 grant from the AEP Foundation to the San Angelo Area Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide assistance in the Concho Valley.

  • A $2,000 grant to Immanuel Ministries in Premont for response and relief efforts during COVID-19.

  • A $5,000 grant to Sunshine House in Alpine to aid in continuing the Meals On Wheels program for area senior citizens during COVID-19.



For further information, contact:
Omar Lopez, Corporate Communications
(361) 881-5795 (Office)
(361) 813-9054 (Mobile)








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