​​CenterPoint Energy Foundation

Application Process

Key Facts to Understand Before You Apply

The Foundation awards grants annually to eligible organizations in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas, where our company has a business presence. A list of counties CenterPoint Energy serves is located in Appendix A of our 2023 Guidelines and FAQs document.

We will review proposals from 501(c )(3) organizations where our company has a business presence during the grant cycles below. We encourage organizations to submit requests during the cycle that works best for their budget as funds are available in each cycle. Applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for funding.

2024 grant cycles:

  • Cycle 1: Jan. 15 - Feb. 16, 2024 
  • Cycle 2: June 24 - July 26, 2024

Submitting Grant Applications

All grants must be submitted via our online grants application system.

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Due to the volume of grant applications we receive, each application is evaluated on a competitive basis as we strive to fund programs with strong impact and measurable outcomes within our funding priorities.

While CenterPoint Energy values our business relationships and takes tremendous pride in serving our communities, the Internal Revenue Service stipulates that the Foundation may not consider business relationships when making grant-award decisions in order to avoid self-dealing practices.

Any changes to the application process will be posted on this website.