CenterPoint Energy strives to make a positive difference in our communities through employee volunteerism and giving.
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
68 Company Leaders
serving on nonprofit boards and committees
$51,400 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.
$541,556 total Easy Match Funds issued through our matching gift program
The CenterPoint Energy Foundation matches, dollar for dollar, contributions employees make to the charitable organization of their choice through Easy Match.
Spotlight on Employee Volunteerism
Planting Pollinator-friendly Gardens
Employees planted more than 6,500 pollinator-friendly, native plants as part of a pollinator garden project at our Minneapolis River facility to create a critical habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem.
Walking for Education
Houston-area employees raised funds for the 2021 National UNCF Virtual Walk for Education to help high school students further their education upon graduation. Nearly 440 employees participated on 26 teams, culminating in nearly 1,800 volunteer hours.
Responding to Severe Weather Events
In the midst of a natural disaster, our employees reinforce CenterPoint Energy’s reputation for helping those in need. In the aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas, we worked quickly to donate food items to first responders and nonprofit organizations throughout greater Houston and surrounding communities.
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 2021-22 United Way campaign, CenterPoint Energy employees raised $1 million to support the United Way of Greater Houston, providing much needed resources benefit our friends and neighbors in the greater Houston area.