At Georgia Power, bringing energy to a community though our volunteer service and charitable donations is as important as providing it through our power lines. We want to be judged not only by the service we provide, but also for what we do to improve the quality of life for all people in the places where we live and work. Our charitable giving commitment occurs through three fronts: Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., corporate giving and employee participation. Charitable contributions are not funded through customer utility payments or charges.
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
The foundation provides grants to organizations that are enriching the communities we serve. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed over $170 million to qualifying nonprofit organizations. It currently ranks as the fourth-largest corporate foundation in Georgia in terms of giving.
Georgia Power makes charitable donations to hundreds of organizations and initiatives throughout our service territory (155 of Georgia's 159 counties). Our corporate giving is driven by our employees; they work with community agencies to identify the best programs to address local needs. Over the past five years, our corporate giving outreach has contributed approximately $20 million to diverse endeavors across the state that support our charitable focus areas.
Georgia Power's employees come to work each day dedicated to providing the best electric service and committed to enriching the environment and prosperity of their neighborhoods. These efforts are coordinated through our Volunteer Services department and our Club of Hearts program. These programs encourage employee involvement in civic organizations and a wide range of other philanthropic activities. Learn more about how Georgia Power employees are helping in the community.
Five Charitable Focus Areas
This graph details the diverse areas included. Listed below are the five areas of charitable focus we have deemed critical to the success of our community:
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- Improving Education by supporting organizations that impact statewide policy, workforce recruitment, and local educational programs including our New Teacher Grant Program. Our Employee Matching Gift Program matches employee and retiree contributions to institutes of higher education.
- Health/Human Services primarily through The United Way and The Salvation Army's Project SHARE Program.
- Environmental Stewardship by supporting programs to improve air and water quality, preserve natural resources and protect endangered species.
- Civic and Community by supporting organizations that enhance quality of life across Georgia including Georgia Cities Foundation and the Westside Future Fund.
- Arts and Culture by supporting regional and local arts and cultural organizations including the National Black Arts Festival and the Woodruff Arts Center.
Apply for a Grant
501(c)(3) organizations can apply for a Georgia Power grant.
The Salvation Army recognized Georgia Power with its national Fuel Fund Award for Georgia Power's work with Project SHARE. Since Project SHARE's inception in 1985, Georgia Power and its customers have contributed more than $68 million to help customers in need. Learn More
PowerTOWN is a free electrical safety program offered by Georgia Power for students, youth groups, adult groups and other organizations.
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