We believe that business can help build a better society, and that’s why, at AVANGRID, we are committed to investing in positive social impact – from corporate giving to employee volunteerism. In 2021 we took a more holistic focus on our social impact work, and we’ll continue to build on this approach in 2022 through our Corporate Citizen program. Our new approach supports a broader view of how AVANGRID serves our communities, customers and stakeholders.
In 2021 our companies made significant investments in our communities through corporate investment and economic development funds. These efforts combined supported a broad range of nonprofit programs focused on creating positive social impacts throughout 2021, as described below.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• $398,000* donated in 2021 to support a range of local nonprofits providing essential services to help underserved communities.
• $309,000 donated in 2021 to local food banks and statewide nonprofits addressing food scarcity in the communities we serve.
• Our donations helped these organizations provide more than 270,000 meals to individuals and families and 4,800 take-home backpacks with essential meals for children in need.
Habitat for Humanity
• $142,250* donated to support Habitat for Humanity’s work in 2021.
• 72 of our employees also volunteered 468 hours across nine Habitat for Humanity build locations in local communities.
American Red Cross Disaster Responders
• $329,000* donated to support the critical disaster response work of the American Red Cross, including $14,000 through Energized for Good employee giving.
• 61 pints of blood donated by employees to help address the worst blood shortage in 10 years.
• $313,200* to support the work of colleges and universities, school districts, high schools and arts programs in public schools.
• $106,000 to support organizations helping to advance literacy and create greater access to education and opportunity as a result.
• $341,000 to support organizations engaged in critical land preservation work tied to biodiversity.
• $487,500 to organizations focused on wildlife preservation.
• $122,000* to organizations protecting water related ecosystems.
• $154,400* to local United Way chapters.
• $53,500 through Energized for Good employee donations.