Since our inception, we have committed to giving back to our community. Simply put: giving back is in our DNA. In 2017, we made a promise to give back 5% of our profits to children in need. With each financial gift (and an army of passionate volunteers), we are aiming to build a community that lifts up every child.
As our company has grown, so has our giving commitment. In 2020, we expanded our philanthropic focus to respond to the immediate needs of our community and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We donated more than $1M to help our community through COVID-19 and its economic aftermath.
This year, we're giving over $1M to support families in need impacted by COVID-19, increasing funding for priority nonprofit partners with the broadest reach:
Learn more about our COVID-19 response here.
As a purpose-driven company, we have a solid foundation for community and employee engagement. We also know that we need to do more.
Businesses like Gas South need to be bolder and more intentional in demonstrating that black lives do matter – through our community investments, our policy advocacy and how we conduct our own business.
While these initiatives are where we’ll start, we will continue to do more.
Read our statement on justice and equal opportunity here.
In 2019, we continued our financial support to partner with organizations that impact the lives of children in need each day, like the YMCA, United Way and Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT).
Community nonprofits had the opportunity to apply for one of six $50,000 Impact Investment gifts, where Gas South employees voted to decide which nonprofits received funding (and support from Gas South employee volunteers). We awarded Impact Investments to:
Read more about our 2019 Impact Investments here.
In 2018, we reached more than 188,692 young people in our communities by partnering with schools, the YMCA and Junior Achievement—as well as 6 Impact Investments awarded to local nonprofits of our employees' choosing.
Among the giving highlights:
2017 was a year of forging partnerships with nonprofits to collectively strengthen our community, with a focus on basic needs, education and illness/disability-related causes. Aside from giving our time to partner with organizations (more than 70% of our workforce volunteered in 2017), Gas South gave a total of $663,734 in financial contributions.
Giving highlights included:
In 2017, we also continued our financial support for HEAT, United Way of Greater Atlanta, the YMCA and many others.
Read our annual giving reports here.