What Does it Mean to 'Be A Fuel For Good'?
Gas South knows the communities we serve are strongest when their children are well and have opportunities to reach their full potential. With the 5% of profits we give, we’re helping families build strong foundations by supporting some of their basic needs and providing positive pathways for children in the communities we serve.
As our company continues to grow, so does our commitment to give. In 2020, we acquired Florida-based energy provider Infinite Energy, which had similar goals in supporting children and families. The acquisition increased our customer base, and it widened our opportunity to invest in our communities. As the largest retail natural gas company in the Southeast, we’re now even more committed to live out our purpose to “Be A Fuel For Good.”
'Be A Fuel For Good' Initiatives
This year, we’re expanding our 5% donation to children in need to include our new markets. Read more about our involvement with SW Advocacy Group (SWAG) and Food4Kids.
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:
- United Ways in Atlanta and Florida ($250,000)
- Atlanta Community Food Bank ($200,000)
- YMCA of Metro Atlanta ($150,000)
- Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) ($150,000)
- In addition, we’re increasing funding for several of our other nonprofit partners including Ser Familia ($75,000), The Salvation Army ($50,000) and Society of St. Vincent de Paul ($45,000).
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.
- We’re committed to working with organizations that share our goals of fighting racism and discrimination.
- We joined other businesses and Chambers of Commerce to advocate for the passage of hate crimes legislation in Georgia.
- We are convening regular Community Conversations, where team members from all across our company can come together to talk about our feelings and emotions, and listen to and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
- We are committed to recruiting and hiring diverse employees.
- We will use our influence to speak out against racism and discrimination and promote social justice and equality.
- Our CEO, Kevin Greiner, is an active participant in the CEO Task Force for Diversity and Inclusion and joins Atlanta-area business and civic leaders in advocating for bold change to combat racism and discrimination.
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:
- Atlanta Mission
- Kate's Club
- Los Ninos Primero
- Nana Grants
- Shepherd Center
- Sunshine on a Ranney Day
Read more about our 2019 Impact Investments here.