At least 10% of the CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s annual budget will support our Diversity and Inclusion giving strategy.
Through our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, 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 ensure our partnerships have long-term impact.
OF THE CNP
2020 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
Education | $1,452,641
Community Vitality | $133,500
Local Initiative | $28,500
Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Giving Pillars
Promote exposure to diverse books and authors through volunteer reading programs and fund programs increasing literacy skills in minority students.
Fund STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs focused on minority students; expose students to diverse company STEM professionals.
Expand Career and Technical Education programs to increase the diversity of our talent pipeline.
Deepen investment in racially diverse neighborhoods in areas of affordable housing and quality-of-place projects.
Explore additional ways to support the wellbeing of individuals in economically distressed areas across our service territory.
Strengthen relationships with and investments in current no-profit partners with a focus on increasing minority leadership representation on their staff and board.
Ensure a portion of our funding supports nonprofit organizations that focus on underserved communities.
Enhance focus on board and organizational diversity when evaluating funding requests.