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09/05/2023

Applications Open for Avangrid Foundation’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program

Applications Open for Avangrid Foundation’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program

Organizations within Avangrid’s service areas are invited to apply for grants to support the care and protection of habitats and wildlife

ORANGE, Conn. — September 5, 2023 — The Avangrid Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading sustainable energy company Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), has opened applications for its 2023 Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program. The company welcomes eligible wildlife organizations within its service areas to apply by midnight on September 25, 2023. 

“We’re excited to launch this year’s grant program right in time for National Wildlife Day,” said Pablo Colón, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, Avangrid Foundation. “Last year our grant recipients utilized the funds they received to combat Avian Influenza, study copper toxicity, build new shelters, purchase nutritious food and much more. We look forward to reviewing the applications and continuing our support of organizations across the country that are doing the important work of caring for our wildlife.”

Since the program launched in 2016, Avangrid Foundation’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program has given a total of more than $500,000 to centers nationwide. Its goals include supporting local organizations caring for injured wildlife, promoting public outreach and education about wildlife resources and renewable energy, and strengthening relationships with the environmental community where the company operates.

To be eligible to receive a grant, organizations must: 

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization or qualified entity.
  • Have a primary mission that includes wildlife rehabilitation.
  • Have more than one year of operating activity.
  • Hold current, applicable permits from the appropriate agencies to handle and rehabilitate wildlife.
  • Operate within an Avangrid service area—view eligible locations here.

For more information on how to apply, click here. All organizations must complete and e-mail a funding request by midnight on September 25, 2023 to avangridfoundation@avangrid.com.  

About Avangrid Foundation: The Avangrid Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds philanthropic investments that primarily impact communities where AVANGRID, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate. Since 2001, the Avangrid Foundation and its predecessors have invested more than $32 million in partnerships that focus on building sustainable, vital and healthy communities; preserving cultural and artistic heritage; advancing education; and improving people’s lives. The Avangrid Foundation is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the United States. For more information, please visit www.avangridfoundation.org.

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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