CenterPoint Foundation Charitable Giving

CenterPoint Energy

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Next deadline: Jun 2, 2021 3:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: Sep 13, 2021 3:00pm PDT, Feb 15, 2022 3:00pm PST

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Literacy Education - Preschool / Early Learning Career/College Preparation Teacher Development & Training Parental Involvement in Education Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Academic Success & Enrichment Economic Services & Development Diversity & Inclusion Affordable Housing Community/Public Safety Environment Preventative Healthcare Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Arkansas: Arkansas County, Ashley County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Chicot County Show all

Location of residency: Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma Show all

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The CenterPoint Energy Foundation strives to be a catalyst in our communities by leveraging everyday opportunities and resources to achieve extraordinary outcomes. That’s why we invest in initiatives that not only improve our stakeholders’ lives today, but also build a strong foundation for tomorrow. Our giving focuses on ensuring a high quality of life in the communities we serve.

CenterPoint Energy recognizes that our success – and the success of our neighbors -- is inextricably linked to the vibrancy of our communities. We seek to improve the communities we serve by supporting programs that encourage connection, improve quality of life and promote inclusion to help communities thrive. We recognize that an educated and engaged community is critical to the future of our business and our communities. We are committed to ensuring all students have the opportunities and tools they need to succeed academically, explore potential careers and be equipped to enter the workforce.

Funding Priorities

Our funding targets innovative, effective and measurable programs that enhance the quality of life within our communities and support the following giving pillars: Community Vitality, Education, and Local Initiatives. Priority consideration is given to programs that serve low- to moderate-income families and under-represented populations.

Key focus areas within the giving pillars include:

Community Vitality

  • Community Catalyst – Community Development initiatives leading to thriving neighborhoods, cities and states
  • Affordable Housing – Initiatives leading to increased access to quality, energy-efficient and affordable housing
  • Safety and Environment – Ensuring our communities are safe and green


  • Quality Literacy Programs – Early childhood through adult literacy and tutoring programs
  • STEM Programs – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education programs targeted to under-resourced areas and/or under-represented populations
  • Workforce Development – Programs addressing needs of our communities

Local Initiatives

  • Local Collaborations – Initiatives that enrich relationships and strengthen the communities in which we open

What we look for in an applicant organization:

  • Financial stability
  • Mission closely related to the Foundation's priorities
  • Strong leadership and governance
  • Diverse board and staff; reflective of the community being served 

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This page was last reviewed May 07, 2021 and last updated May 07, 2021