Our company-wide community relations strategy focuses on community vitality and education.
The CenterPoint Energy Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations whose programs and services align with these core giving pillars and invests in initiatives that not only improve our stakeholders’ lives today, but also build a strong foundation for tomorrow.
- Affordable Housing – Initiatives leading to increased access to quality, energy-efficient and affordable housing
- Environment – Ensuring our communities are sustainable and resilient for the future
- Thriving Communities – Quality of place and resident-led initiatives leading to vibrant neighborhoods, cities and states
Community Vitality in Action: CommonBond | $500,000
The Rise on 7 is a co-located affordable housing and childcare center that will be the first development of its kind for CommonBond and Minneapolis. Funding will support construction of the project, which will provide 120 units of housing and childcare for low-income residents.
- Literacy – Literacy and tutoring programs focused on early childhood through adult learners
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – Education programs targeted to under-resourced areas and/or under-represented populations
- Workforce Development – Programs addressing the workforce needs of our communities
CENTERPOINT ENERGY SUPPORTS STEM
2022 STEM Giving: $1,225,755
Provided grants for
of one-on-one literacy tutoring
Engaged STEM grants for
in STEM activities or events*
22,267 STEM devices,
including computers and tablets and
51,968 STEM kits
*Includes large 2022 initiative with the Children’s Museum of Houston
- Children’s Museum of Houston EcoStation Exhibit | $100,000
The educational exhibit allows kids of all ages to explore the environment, conduct ecological studies and learn how everything in our ecosystem is connected.
- Compudopt | $115,000 for Evansville and $76,000 for Houston
The CenterPoint Energy Foundation contribution offers technology access and education to under-resourced youth and their communities by providing computers and digital literacy programs to students and families.
- The CenterPoint Energy Foundation works with Carnegie Vanguard High School’s Women in Science and Engineering Club in Houston, an organization for students who aspire to work in the technology and engineering fields. Our female engineers engage students on using science and technology to help solve real-life problems and as a catalyst for social change.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Giving
The CenterPoint Energy Foundation will support our core giving areas of Education and Community Vitality, develop relationships with new and existing nonprofit partners, and work to create long-term impact.