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01/06/2022

Avangrid Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

Avangrid Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

ORANGE, Conn. — January 6, 2022 — The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of leading sustainable energy company AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced a total of $100,000 in grants to 13 wildlife rehabilitation centers as part of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Program The grants support operational capabilities and expand outreach to communities within the service area of the AVANGRID family of companies to improve knowledge and awareness of wildlife resources.

“We’re thrilled to announce these grants, provided in collaboration with the AVANGRID family of companies and Wildlife Compliance team,” said Laney Brown, vice president of sustainability at AVANGRID. “Many of the partnerships established through this program have spanned multiple years, deepening our collaboration and collective ability to make real positive impact for the good of wildlife and our environment.”

This round of Wildlife Rehabilitation grantees, resulting from the second consecutive year that Avangrid Foundation has issued a nationwide request for proposals, spans ten states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Iowa. The grantees include:

  • Liberty Wildlife (Arizona): Address record weather conditions by adding evaporative coolers in enclosures for heat-sensitive birds and mammals.
  • UC Davis California Raptor Center (California): Expand the capacity of its Operations Supervisor, who leads volunteer coordination, training, scheduling and the development of educational programming.
  • Ojai Raptor Center (California): Cover a portion of a veterinarian's salary, medications, surgical, and testing supplies to enhance their rehab efforts.
  • Sharon Audubon (Connecticut): Hire an intern to support their organization’s efforts.
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center (Connecticut): Support operational expenses necessary to maintain programming and intake at its Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.
  • Center for Wildlife (Maine): Expand their research and collect data on toxins in the environment through bloodwork and necropsy for keystone species such as seabirds, bats and turtles.
  • Hawks Aloft (New Mexico): Support internal and external education and training
  • Whispering Willow Wild Care (New York): Purchase food for their 24 permanent education ambassador birds and expand its educational programming, including new materials, and expanding into economically disadvantaged area to reach youth.
  • Nature’s Nursery (Ohio): Purchase food for the seven education ambassador raptors they permanently house.
  • Blue Mountain Wildlife (Oregon): Support their Remote Education Enablement project, which helps bring their birds to the virtual classroom and expand access to programming.
  • Wildlife Works (Pennsylvania): Construction of their new Nature and Education Center.
  • Red Creek Wildlife Center (Pennsylvania): Support operation expenses associated with wildlife rehabilitation.
  • Saving our Avian Resources (SOAR) (Iowa): Construction of a new flight enclosures for small raptors—American kestrels and Eastern screech owls.

For more information on the Avangrid Foundation, click here.

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About Avangrid Foundation: The Avangrid Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds philanthropic investments that primarily impact communities where AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) and its subsidiaries operate. Since 2002, the Avangrid Foundation and its predecessors have invested more than $24 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: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies – a list of America’s best corporate citizens – and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

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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