In the season of giving, Xcel Energy’s commitment to communities shines through as employees volunteered 29,000 hours to support nonprofits in 2017. Employees also donated to nonprofits and the company’s foundation matches their giving through a program that contributed more than $5.8 million to 1,000 charities this year.
In addition, the foundation supports nonprofits that work in four focus areas that include: STEM education, economic sustainability, environmental stewardship, and arts and culture. The foundation donated nearly $3.7 million in nonprofit grants nationwide in 2017.
“Xcel Energy is grateful for the opportunity to support nonprofit groups that are improving the quality of life in the places we serve. We thank them for all they do,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president, and CEO, Xcel Energy. “As a community partner, we’re committed to continuing our work with nonprofits and pursuing our shared goal of building more vibrant communities.”
During Xcel Energy’s annual Day of Service, groups of employees volunteered for nonprofit groups throughout our communities, including hunger relief organizations. Minnesota employees sorted and packed six tons of produce for Second Harvest Heartland. In Colorado, a record-setting 700 volunteers packed 155,000 meals for Colorado Feeding Kids. At 100 nonprofit organizations, Xcel Energy crews logged more than 12,000 volunteer hours during this single-day event in the fall.
For more on the Xcel Energy Foundation, including the grant application process: https://goo.gl/Sp3xbH