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Eversource Energy Foundation

Our mission is to make a healthier, stronger, sustainable and more equitable future for our customers and communities.

About The Foundation

We are proud to invest in organizations, initiatives and services that provide broad, meaningful and sustainable change in the communities we serve. In 2023, the Eversource Energy Foundation contributed more than $6.8 million to charitable organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The Eversource Energy Foundation is an independent, nonprofit philanthropic organization that is funded solely by shareholders from Eversource Energy and is dedicated to supporting our communities and making a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors. The board, composed of Eversource Energy officers, reviews Foundation program guidelines to ensure they reflect our values, mission and giving strategy.

2023 Accomplishments 

We provided $6.8 million in grants and sponsorships, including $4.8 million to support diverse, community based organizations. Additionally, through our signature events we helped charities across New England raise $2.5 million.

    Community Partner Spotlight

    We support these and other organizations that advocate for equal rights and equity and inclusion reform.

    The Amistad Center for Arts and Culture is an impressive collection of art and artifacts that document more than 300 years of the artistic, literary, military, enslaved and free life of Blacks in America. Image: Sheila Pree Bright, Suburbia Untitled #12, 2006. Chromogenic print. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 2008.1
    Inspired by the civil rights movement, Freedom House transforms the lives of Black, Brown and immigrant youth through education and leadership development. With help from Eversource volunteers and a $10,000 grant, their “scholars” prepared for the future with employment and networking this past summer.
    The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire promotes awareness and appreciation for African American history within the Granite State with educational programs, exhibits, curriculum development and guided tours.
    Theresa Hopkins-Staten, President of the Eversource Energy Foundation

    "As President of the Foundation, I believe it's important that our philanthropic work be anchored to strengthening our communities so they thrive.

    Whether through our financial support or employee engagement, Eversource wants to positively impact the lives of families, veterans, diverse populations and communities where we work and live and the places we serve."

    - Theresa Hopkins-Staten, President, Eversource Energy Foundation and Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Equity

    Giving Focus Areas 

    The Eversource Energy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in five major categories:

    • Community Wellness and Basic Human Needs: Programs that provide families with essential tools and resources to meet their basic health and human services needs. This includes food and nutritional needs, social services and medical needs.
    • Education: Programs that support STEM education, literacy, mentoring and youth development to help build a well-trained workforce for years to come.
    • Clean Energy and Environmental Stewardship: Organizations that educate, inform and advance environmental issues that have the potential to impact our communities. Programs include environmental conservation and education, park updates and trail projects. 
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We support equity and inclusion reform, community education programs creating equal rights for people of color, LGBTQ+, women, veterans and historically marginalized people and disinvested communities.
    • Community, Economic and Workforce Development: Programs that help revitalize underserved communities and support workforce development and educational opportunities that remove barriers and redress long-standing inequity experienced by environmental justice communities and populations and position them to advance in life.

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