Avangrid Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to Support Wildlife Rehabilitation Efforts
Grants awarded to 11 organizations across the US will help injured wildlife and provide education on biodiversity in communities where AVANGRID operates
ORANGE, Conn. – December 10, 2020 – The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of sustainable energy company AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced $100,000 in grants to wildlife rehabilitation centers aimed at sustaining efforts to treat a variety of injured wildlife and to build awareness for biodiversity.
This year was the first time the Foundation issued a nationwide request for proposals, selecting 11 grantees to receive funding with an expanded scope of injured wildlife. The grantees span nine states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Pennsylvania.
“AVANGRID is committed to promoting sustainability in the communities where we operate, including habitat preservation, supporting biodiversity and reducing our environmental impact,” said Avangrid Foundation Executive Director Nicole Grant. “We have long partnered with wildlife experts to help rehabilitate injured wildlife and supporting education efforts to protect wildlife from harm.”
These grants will provide life-saving care for injured wildlife by funding facilities upgrades at rehabilitation centers, equipment and medical supplies, operational expenses, and expansion of educational and conservation programming to build awareness for biodiversity.
The 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitation grantees are: Liberty Wildlife, UC Davis California Raptor Center, Ojai Raptor Center, Sharon Audubon Center, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Center for Wildlife, Hawks Aloft, Whispering Willow Wild Care, Nature’s Nursery, Blue Mountain Wildlife and Wildlife Works.
A complete list of the 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitation grants made through the Avangrid Foundation is available here.
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 $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) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns 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 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.