Corporate Giving

Focus Areas

While we recognize there are many important issues facing our communities today, CenterPoint Energy focuses on the three key areas listed below to achieve more effective results.  Specifically, we are committed to working in partnership with nonprofit organizations located within and/or serving communities within our service area to fund:


We support education initiatives that strengthen the education process, improve student learning, broaden educational opportunity and increase the potential for each student to succeed.  CenterPoint Energy's commitment to providing educational opportunities is demonstrated through contributions that focus on preparing individuals to become productive employees, knowledgeable customers and responsible citizens.  Our contributions fund efforts that support literacy, school readiness, at-risk students, teacher preparation, parental involvement, minority student success and match company recruiting needs and workforce development initiatives.

Community Development

The strength of our communities lies not only on a solid economic foundation, but also in the strength and unity of the people who live and work in them. CenterPoint Energy will help build inclusive and sustainable communities by focusing on supporting economic development and revitalization, affordable housing, safety, environmental initiatives, diversity and multicultural awareness, and participation in local chambers of commerce, nonprofit and economic development organizations.

Health and Human Services

CenterPoint Energy supports health and human services in the communities we serve primarily through our efforts with the United Way and disaster relief.