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Avangrid Foundation Donates $125,000 to Habitat for Humanity to Build Safe and Affordable Homes

Avangrid Foundation Donates $125,000 to Habitat for Humanity to Build Safe and Affordable Homes

Rowena Sara
Habitat for Humanity International
(404) 420-6732

Avangrid Foundation Donates $125,000 to Habitat for Humanity to Build

Safe and Affordable Homes

ATLANTA (June 27, 2019) — The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of a diversified clean energy company, AVANGRID, Inc., today announced a $125,000 donation to commemorate its new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. This contribution will help Habitat create more affordable housing, making the dream of homeownership a reality for families across the country.

“Helping to build sustainable, vital and healthy communities is our driving force at the Avangrid Foundation,” said Nicole Licata Grant, Director Avangrid Foundation. “We are proud to be a new national partner to Habitat for Humanity and to help build homes where families can find stability and thrive, especially in places where AVANGRID’s infrastructure provides a vital resource that powers everyday life and work.” 

The Avangrid Foundation’s contribution will be designated primarily toward building affordable homes in communities where AVANGRID has an operating presence, including Connecticut, New York, Maine, Oregon, Western Massachusetts and Ohio. This donation will also fund Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program and its continued recovery efforts from 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. 

The Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with subsidiaries of AVANGRID, has a long working history with local Habitat organizations, in some locations for more than four decades.

“We’re always happy when our partners are able to give back to communities where they live and work to create more opportunities for their friends and neighbors,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president, corporate and foundation relations, Habitat for Humanity International. “Every donation and every helping hand building decent and affordable housing makes a difference in our homeowners’ lives for generations to come.”

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

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 2002, the Avangrid Foundation and its predecessors have invested more than $21 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



AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 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 eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power,  with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit

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


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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