Employee volunteerism is an important part of CenterPoint Energy’s commitment to our communities and employee engagement strategy.
We provide opportunities for employees to participate in company-organized volunteer efforts and encourage them to contribute their time and talents to causes they care about. Through building relationships with each other and the communities we serve, volunteer activities help employees develop career and leadership skills.
of employee volunteer time
80 Company Leaders
serving on nonprofit boards and committees
$41,188 in Volunteer Grants given on behalf of employees and retirees who volunteered 40+ hours for the same nonprofit
The Volunteer Grant program recognizes, supports and encourages employee and CenterPoint Energy legacy retiree volunteer efforts. The program awards grants to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based on volunteer involvement.
$987,251 in CenterPoint Energy Foundation Matching
Our Easy Match program matched dollar for dollar for contributions employees make to the charitable organization of their choice.
Spotlight on Employee Volunteerism
DEMONSTRATING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Our Gas Engineering and Environmental Services team volunteered to replant marsh grass along the shoreline of Lake Mark Kramer. Located in Armand Bayou Nature Center in Pasadena, Texas, the area was improved to create a living shoreline, helping restore it to a wetland habitat that existed before it eroded.
In Minneapolis, employees collaborated with Great River Greening, a CenterPoint Energy Foundation grantee, to plant nearly 2,000 native plant seedlings and scatter seeds for 30 native species at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, the busiest regional park in the state.
SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH STUDENTS
Junior Achievement works to educate students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Employee volunteers across the company participate in career presentations, business trivia and virtual career days.
Leading the Way
Through the company’s 2022-23 United Way campaign, CenterPoint Energy employees raised nearly $1 million to support the United Way of Greater Houston, providing much needed resources to benefit our friends and neighbors in the greater Houston area.