This summer, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented the Georgia Power Foundation with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
The gala event “recognizes Georgia’s most prominent and distinguished Hispanic businesses, corporations, non-profits, and leaders igniting the flame of hope and fueling the future of our state by investing, elevating, accelerating, and employing our Hispanic workforce.”
Since 2021, the Georgia Power Foundation and company have invested over $1 million into Latin communities across Georgia in sectors including education, civic causes, and health and humanities.
“We are honored to receive the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This recognition underscores our commitment to investing in diverse small businesses and elevating Latin communities across Georgia.” Rita Breen, Executive Director of Georgia Power Foundation, said.
A recent focus has been on supporting small business and entrepreneurial support including the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Development Center GHCC enTEC Confio: Technology & Digital Training for Hispanic Small Businesses. This initiative is designed to increase the digital skills of Hispanic small business owners by providing them access to technology training and digital literacy resources in English and Spanish. Participants will receive digital literacy courses, monthly training and education sessions, capacity building program, and mentoring.
The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia. The Foundation grants to organizations that are enriching communities across the state and is part of Georgia Power's philanthropic focus to empower Education, Environmental Stewardship and Communities.
Since its creation in 1986 with funds donated by shareholders, the Georgia Power Foundation has supported Georgia communities, educational institutions and nonprofits through more than 14,000 grants and scholarships, without using ratepayer dollars. Learn more at https://www.georgiapower.com/community.html