CenterPoint Energy recognizes that our success, as well as the success of our customers, neighbors and stakeholders, is connected to the vibrancy of our communities.
We seek to improve the areas we serve by supporting programs that strengthen relationships, improve quality of life, and promote inclusion to help communities thrive. We support students having the opportunities and tools they need to succeed academically, explore potential careers and be equipped to enter the workforce.
We collaborate with our employees, elected officials, regulators, community and civic leaders, and neighbors in the communities we serve to assess areas of need. That is why we focus our charitable investments, volunteerism and other community-based activities on the nonprofit organizations and causes in our giving pillars.
Employee vOLUNTEER HOURS in 2022
OF EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEERED in 2022
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2022 GIVING HIGHLIGHTS
Total Community Investments:
$14.8 million* including more than $4.7 million in DE&I Giving
Community & Economic Development:
Education – Higher Education:
Education – K-12:
Health & Social Services:
*Excludes the value of in-kind space donated to nonprofits
SOCIAL IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS
The Nature Conservancy | $500,000 The CenterPoint Energy Foundation provided The Nature Conservancy with a grant in 2021 that funded 2022 environmental improvements in four states where we operate.
- In Louisiana, we supported the building of oyster reefs to help clean the freshwater flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, contributing to the success of Gulf-wide fisheries.
The Arbor Day Foundation Environmental Grant | $500,000 Reinforcing the company’s Net Zero goals, the CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s 2021 grant provided environmental education and tree plantings to elementary school students throughout the company’s service territory during 2022.
- Engaged 10,000 students in environmental education
- Interacted with 77 schools across 6 states
- Distributed 8,400 trees to customers across 6 states
- Projected community impact of $2,613,327 in environmental benefits and 6,283,104 megawatt hours saved from shade and windbreak
Opportunity Housing Project | $250,000 SBP will develop a 7-unit affordable rental project in Houston. The project will be built to Energy Star® measures and incorporate storm-resilient measures. Funds will enable project to be completed in 2023 and increase options for affordable and sustainable housing.