In 2022, we leaned heavily on partnerships, both internal and external, in order to build and support resilient communities throughout Georgia. Read our 2022 Citizenship Report to find out how.
In 2022, Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation achieved over $42 million of collective impact, supporting more than 1,000 organizations and volunteering roughly 52,000 hours, to empower Georgia’s future.
We value you and the communities we call home, partnering across the state to create positive outcomes for all Georgians through multiple teams at Georgia Power. We also focus externally to partner with our diverse communities across Georgia through education, advocacy, leadership development, and meaningful connections. We continue to carry out Georgia Power’s mission of being “a Citizen Wherever We Serve”, supporting all Georgia Power employees across the state with their local community outreach and volunteer initiatives.
For more than 50 years, Georgia Power and Southern Company employees have contributed millions of dollars to local health and human services organizations and helped current and retired Georgia Power employees facing financial hardship through the Club of Hearts nonprofit organization.
Recognized by The Salvation Army with its national Fuel Fund Award, since 1985, Georgia Power's Project SHARE has contributed more than $77 million.
The Georgia Power Foundation, along with several companies in the Atlanta-area, are coming together to "restore strength" to the Westside of the city through the Westside Future Fund. The fund was created in 2013 to act as the central change agent for all revitalization efforts in the neighborhood surrounding the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Georgia Power Foundation recently completed a three-year, $1 million investment to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's newly opened Advanced Pediatrics Center. The 250,000-square-foot facility brings together a pediatrics clinic, specialists and improved patient care under one roof. The location was chosen due to its central location to Children's three hospitals in the Atlanta-area.
The Georgia Power Foundation has had a long-standing relationship with Grady Hospital and recently made a financial commitment to the hospital to ensure it can continue to meet community demand. Grady Hospital is the state's largest public health system, providing unparalleled regional care to more than 620,000 patients a year – many of whom are the community's most vulnerable citizens.