Since 2016, the Reliant Gives program has donated a total of $590,000 to fifteen nonprofit organizations in support of their ongoing efforts and goals. Through Reliant Gives, 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 program, Reliant supports local communities through volunteerism, charitable giving and partnerships with a variety of organizations. In 2017 our employees served over 7,000 volunteer hours and we donated more than $4 million to community programs across Texas. Watch the #TexasStrong video to learn more about our efforts in 2017.
"We designed the Reliant Gives 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 one click. Congratulations to all of our heroes – the nonprofits, the employees and everyone who votes." – Elizabeth Killinger, President of Reliant and NRG Retail
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.
Casa de Esperanza
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.
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.
A Second Cup
A 2nd Cup is a non-profit 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.
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.
Southwest Transplant Alliance
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.
The Warren Center
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.
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.
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.
Friends For Life
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.
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.
Driscoll Children's Hospital
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.
Houston Area Women's Center
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.
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.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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.