$ 1.1 MILLION

DONATED TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH
THE RELIANT GIVES VOTE PROGRAM SINCE 2016

Quotation right We designed the Reliant Gives Vote program as a way to empower employees and communities to help support organizations that are making a difference. Along the way, we realized we created a platform that allowed anyone from anywhere to get involved with communities across Texas with just a few clicks. Congratulations to all of our heroes – the nonprofits, the employees and everyone who votes. Quotation left

– Elizabeth Killinger, President of Reliant and NRG Retail

Through Reliant Gives Vote, nonprofits are nominated by Reliant employees, and the public directs our charitable giving. Nominated organizations serve communities where we live and work alongside our customers. In addition to the Reliant Gives Vote, Reliant supports local communities through volunteerism, charitable giving and partnerships with a variety of organizations. In 2018, our employees volunteered over 8,000 hours, and we donated $3 million to more than 150 community programs across Texas. Learn more about our efforts.

Meet our previous recipients

October 2019

Ally’s Wish

Ally’s Wish
$100,000

Ally’s Wish is a nonprofit organization based in North Texas devoted to granting a last wish to young, terminally ill mothers with children.

allyswish.org

Vogel Alcove

Vogel Alcove
$20,000

Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit on a mission to help young children and families overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness.

vogelalcove.org

Texans Can Academies

Texans Can Academies
$10,000

Texans Can Academies is a nonprofit working to reduce school dropouts by guiding students toward graduation and beyond for brighter, more prosperous futures.

www.texanscan.org

June 2019

Read Fort Worth

Lunches of Love
$100,000

Lunches of Love provides free and nutritious sack lunches to children in food insecure households during extended school holidays and weekends. No child should go hungry.

lunchesoflove.net

Camp For All

Shriners Hospitals for Children®
$30,000

Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Houston provides surgery and rehabilitation for kids with special conditions, including facial clefts, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

Undies for Everyone

Bo’s Place
$20,000

Bo’s Place is a bereavement center that helps children, adults and families cope with the death of a loved one through a variety of free grief support services.

bosplace.org

October 2018

Read Fort Worth

Read Fort Worth
$100,000

Read Fort Worth is reducing high school dropout rates by improving literacy among 3rd graders at Fort Worth ISD. 

readfortworth.org

Camp For All

Camp For All 
$20,000

Camp For All is a barrier-free camp. It gives children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses the opportunity to discover life. 

campforall.org

Undies for Everyone

Undies for Everyone
$10,000

Undies for Everyone enhances the self-esteem, dignity, hygiene and success of disadvantaged students by providing them with new underwear. 

undiesforeveryone.org

May 2018

CASA

CASA
$100,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County advocates for the best interest for abused and neglected children in foster care.

casaofcollincounty.org

The Rose

The Rose
$20,000

The Rose saves lives through quality breast health services, advocacy and access to care for all.

therose.org

SIRE

SIRE
$10,000

SIRE improves the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and therapies.

sire-htec.org

December 2017

Operation Kindness

Operation Kindness
$100,000

Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs until each is adopted into a responsible home while advocating for humane values and behavior.

operationkindness.org

Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza
$20,000

Casa de Esperanza is a safe place for Houston’s children in crisis caused by abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. The organization provides residential care and coordinates medical and psychological services attuned to the needs of each child.

casahope.org

Kids’ Meals

Kids’ Meals
$10,000

Kids' Meals delivers free, healthy meals year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. Each weekday, Kids’ Meals provides approximately 2,700 meals to children under five who are impacted by hunger and food insecurity.

kidsmealshouston.org

May 2017

A Second Cup

A 2nd Cup
$100,000

A 2nd Cup is a nonprofit coffee shop dedicated to ending human trafficking. The shop encourages conversation to the cause and invests in survivor after-care programs and other anti-trafficking organizations.

a2ndcup.com

Girlstart

Girlstart
$10,000

Girlstart increases girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through innovative education programs and reaches over 16,500 girls and communities annually in Central Texas.

girlstart.org/houston

Southwest Transplant Alliance

Southwest Transplant Alliance
$5,000

Southwest Transplant Alliance serves as a bridge between organ donors and people awaiting lifesaving transplants. They play a vital role in organ and tissue donation and transplantation through recovery and allocation.

organ.org

December 2016

Warren Center Logo

The Warren Center
$100,000

The Warren Center serves, empowers and advocates for children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. Their vision is to make sure all children, no matter their condition, reach their full potential.

thewarrencenter.org

Snowdrop Foundation win

Snowdrop Foundation
$10,000

Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships to childhood cancer survivors and current patients attending or planning to attend an institute of higher education in the U.S.

snowdropfoundation.org

CYCLE win

CYCLE
$5,000

Changing Young Children's Lives through Education is a children's charity dedicated to improving literacy for at-risk children in Grades K – 3 in Title One elementary schools in the Greater Houston area. CYCLE's program enables students who improve their literacy skills in the classroom to earn a new bicycle.

cyclehouston.org

September 2016

Friends for Life

Friends For Life
$100,000

Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization is the only no-kill, LEED-certified animal shelter in Texas, with cageless rooms, natural light and noise-reducing acoustics.

friends4life.org

Metrocrest Services

Metrocrest Services
$10,000

Metrocrest Services provides assistance to individuals, families and seniors dealing with crisis situations who need help stabilizing their lives or who require support to live independently.

metrocrestservices.org

Driscoll Children's Hospital

Driscoll Children's Hospital
$5,000

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a world-class, 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center — the only hospital in South Texas with an intensive care unit devoted solely to the care of critically ill or injured children.

driscollchildrens.org

May 2016

Houston Area Women's Center Holding Check

Houston Area Women's Center
$100,000

The Houston Area Women's Center (HAWC) helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy.

hawc.org

Retreet Holding Check

RETREET
$10,000

RETREET is a group of tree and bicycle enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities in the wake of disaster, thereby redefining the concept of disaster relief.

retreet.org

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Holding Check

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
$5,000

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—Texas Gulf Coast Chapter seeks to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

lls.org