Reliant employees giving back to community

Reliant gives

Reliant employees giving back to community

Giving back to the places we call home

At Reliant, our commitment to community is as strong as our Texas roots. It’s ingrained in who we are as a company and as people. You see, we’re more than electricity. We’re positive energy working to enrich the communities where our customers and employees live, work and play. We’re ambassadors, caretakers and advocates for more than 200 causes across the state. And we’re more than words; we’re an outstretched hand, gifting time, talents, in-kind donations and monetary support to those in need through our community program, Reliant Gives.

Reliant Gives helps sustain the mission of charitable causes from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle and allows us the privilege to serve people from all walks of life. Texas is our home. It’s where our heart is. And it’s our responsibility to power it forward by giving back to the people we proudly call our neighbors. Here are just a few of our community initiatives and partners. 

Year in Review

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

In the battle against COVID-19, Reliant has donated more than $800,000 to community relief funds and initiatives. We are proud to join forces with the following organizations as together we support our vital frontline responders and our most vulnerable neighbors.

  • The Houston Frontline Fund
  • The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund
  • The MedStar Mobile Healthcare Foundation
  • Fort Bend Forward
  • The Texas COVID Relief Fund
  • Baylor Scott & White
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Metrocrest Services
  • Mission Arlington
  • Network of Community
  • Comp-U-Dopt
  • Friends For Life
  • Senior Life Midland

Community & Economic Development

Reliant Home Run Derby

We team up with the Dallas Cowboys to hit homers for charity. Over the course of seven years, this energized event has raised $500,000 for charities in Dallas-Fort Worth.

American Red Cross 

During Hurricane Harvey, Reliant supported the Red Cross’ life-saving efforts with more than $300,000 in donations and portable power for Houston’s primary storm shelter.



Together with SBP, we're rebuilding homes for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We're glad to call Texas home and give back to the people we proudly call our neighbors. 

Community Assistance by Reliant Energy (CARE) Program

Reliant provides financial assistance to customers facing hardship to help pay their electricity bill through our CARE program. This initiative is made possible thanks to generous customer, corporate and employee contributions.

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Dress for Success

Reliant believes in empowering women. That’s why we’ve supported Dress for Success for more than 15 years and donated more than $375,000 to this vital cause.

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

We've been a proud sponsor since 2005. Employees assist with programs that foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy among Houston-area students.

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Reliant is proud to be one of the largest partners of this organization's Mentor 2.0 program, which prepares high school students for graduation and ongoing success.


Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation 

Reliant has partnered with this organization to improve literacy and break the cycle of poverty in Houston. We've provided thousands of dollars, 20,000 books and volunteer support.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto 

At Camp Agnes Arnold, a solar installation funded by Reliant reduces the site's energy costs, supports sustainability and adds an element of STEM programming to outdoor activities.

Scholarship for Champions

Reliant and the Houston Texans help make college dreams come true with Scholarship for Champions. Since 2005, this program has awarded scholarships to over 100 outstanding Houston-area student athletes who also shine bright in the classroom and community.


Environment & Energy Efficiency

Earth Share Texas

The Reliant EcoShare program, with help from customer contributions, has raised more than $1 million for EarthShare of Texas, a foundation that supports 40 of the state’s most respected environmental organizations.

Dallas Zoo

Reliant supports the Dallas Zoo's wildlife conservation efforts and is a proud partner and presenting sponsor of Dallas Zoo Lights and the Safari Nights summer concert series.


Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Reliant supports their mission of promoting the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture. Additionally, we are a presenting sponsor for the Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker and Holiday at the Arboretum.

Galveston Bay Foundation

We are proud to support this organization, which is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the health of Galveston Bay for generations to come.


Health & Well-being

March of Dimes

Over $1 million donated since 2002: that’s how much healthy babies mean to Reliant. Plus, our customers have helped raise $500,000 through the Reliant Baby Power 12 plan.

MS 150

Since 2005, our employee-powered team has participated in this annual cycling event and has helped raise over $1 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


MD Anderson

Reliant partners with MD Anderson to host five annual blood drives a year. On average, each blood donation can save three lives.

American Heart Association

Reliant teams with the American Heart Association to support the CPR in Schools training program and the Houston Heart Walk, and we have raised more than $90,000 through the Reliant Heart Power plan.


Employee Engagement & Giving

Reliant Gives Vote

Since 2016, this empowering program has donated $1.1 Million to 27 nonprofits in Texas. Our employees nominate organizations and the public at large votes for their favorites.

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Employee Community Ambassadors

Employees can support grassroots organizations, such as local children’s athletic or extracurricular programs, by requesting up to $1,000 annually.

Volunteers Across Texas

Whether it's organizing food drives, planting trees, painting community centers, walking or running for a cause, or fundraising for nonprofits, Reliant employees are volunteering to make our home a better place. 

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Submit a Grant

If you are part of an organization that is passionate about helping the community, we encourage you to submit a grant to the Reliant Charitable Foundation.

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