Xcel Energy will be granting $211,000 to nonprofit groups in Texas and New Mexico. Among the organizations receiving donations are the South Plains College Foundation in Levelland, Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, the Amarillo Zoological Society, and Keep Roswell Beautiful in Roswell New Mexico.

Below is the complete list of organizations receiving grants this cycle.

Area groups receiving Education funding are:

• Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Amarillo, Texas
• Amarillo Education Foundation (Women in Science Endeavors) – Amarillo, Texas
• Chaves County CASA – Roswell, N.M.
• Eastern New Mexico University – Portales, N.M.
• Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, N.M.
• Follett Educational Corporation – Follett, Texas
• Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest – New Mexico
• Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains, Inc. – Amarillo, Texas
• Golden Spread Council Boy Scouts of America – Amarillo, Texas
• Mesalands Community College – Tucumcari, N.M.
• Opportunity School – Amarillo, Texas
• South Plains Council Boy Scouts of America – Lubbock, Texas
• South Plains College Foundation - Levelland, Texas
• Tascosa High School Excellence Council – Amarillo, Texas
• University of the Southwest – Hobbs, N.M.
• Wayland Baptist University – Lubbock, Texas
• Wesley Community Center – Amarillo, Texas
• West Texas A&M University Foundation – Canyon, Texas
• Women in Science Endeavors (WISE) – Lubbock, Texas

Area groups receiving Environment funding are:
• Amarillo Tri-State Exposition – Amarillo, Texas
• Amarillo Zoological Society – Amarillo, Texas
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle – Amarillo, Texas
• Class 4 Winds & Renewables – Amarillo, Texas
• Don Harrington Discovery Center – Amarillo, Texas
• Green Education Foundation – Amarillo (Texas) Independent School District
• Keep Roswell Beautiful – Roswell, N.M.
• Ogallala Commons – Nazareth, Texas
• The High Plains Institute for Applied Ecology – Amarillo, Texas
• New Mexico Junior College – Hobbs, N.M.

The grants are made thorough the Education and Environment areas of the Xcel Energy Foundation. Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, which is an Xcel company, said ““Communities that value education and the environment are healthy communities. By supporting the nonprofits that promote these values, we hope to contribute to the overall health and prosperity of the communities we are privileged to serve.”