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 100 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.
Meet our newest $100,000 recipient
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care. Watch CASA’s story and learn more about the Reliant Gives Vote program.
Powering our community
At Reliant, we give back to our community by supporting more than 100 organizations throughout Texas. We want to be known for not only powering homes, but also powering the lives of those in need.
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.
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 $330,000 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.
Beat the Heat Centers
Reliant supplies electricity to public locations throughout Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Houston, where Texans can stay cool while they cut summer home electricity usage.
The Community Assistance from Reliant Energy (CARE) program works with nonprofit social service agencies to provide extra funds to Reliant customers who qualify for assistance with their electricity bill.
Call 211 within Texas for more information.
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
Our volunteers have powered JA Biztown since 2005. This innovative, reality-based learning environment promotes 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 88 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.
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 2018 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 & Wellbeing
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.
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.
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, the Houston Heart Walk and have raised more than $90,000 through the Reliant Heart Power plan.
Employee Engagement & Giving
Reliant Gives Vote
Since 2016, this program has donated $720,000 to 18 nonprofits in Texas. Our employees nominate organizations and the public at large votes for their favorites.
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.