The Gridmates Team
Energy Poverty

Gridmates Partners with Foundation Communities

“Welcome to my world.”

Gridmates has partnered with Foundation Communities, a local nonprofit, to provide 130 days of energy to its 8 Community Learning Centers in the Austin area. These centers provide free after-school and summer programs for 500 children as well as college prep and English as a Second Language classes for adults.


Since 1990, Foundation Communities has empowered thousands of families and individuals to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. Each Community Learning Center works closely with neighborhood schools and teachers to ensure that students are meeting and exceeding their academic goals and to provide one-on-one support for the students who need it most. The learning centers also engage parents in their children’s education by encouraging their participation in the programs. As a result, the children and teens served at their local Community Learning Center excel at school and at least 85% maintain a B+ average or above. By providing education programs  where people live, Foundation Communities eliminates the barriers of transportation, cost, and childcare.


“This is the place where I get smarter.”

In addition to promoting academic success, Foundation Communities targets childhood obesity
through fun fitness activities and education about health and nutrition.
These Community Learning Centers truly are the heart of their community, where residents can gather and build lasting relationships.


“This is where my family found a home.”

Each Community Learning Center serves approximately 70 students. The average monthly utility bill for each location is $600-$700. That means a donation of just $10 can power a local student's education for an entire month!


Please help us provide 130 days of energy to the Community Learning Centers! By contributing to this campaign, you’ll be helping Foundation Communities keep the computers, lights and heating/cooling on!

We need your support to power their bright ideas!

You have the power to empower the knowledge! Donate energy for the learning centers!

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