Community Giving

Giving back is part of who we are

StarTex Power is a leader in more than just energy. Together with our employees and our parent company, Constellation, we are dedicated to giving back. We support local organizations working to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. And, we are especially proud to support projects and causes focused on education, environment and economic development.

Need funding for your local program or project? We can help.

We know a few dollars can go a long way. That’s why our residential customers can apply for grants from StarTex Power’s parent company, Constellation, to support their favorite community causes.

  • Community Champions: Apply for grants up to $500 for causes that benefit programs focused on education, environment or youth. Past winners have included youth sports teams, community garden clubs and tree plantings, mentoring programs, library or recreation center makeover, science fairs and camps in the communities we serve.
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  • E2 Energy to Educate: This valuable grant program helps develop tomorrow’s energy leaders, today, and is open to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in areas we serve. Constellation E2 Energy to EducateSM grants range from $25,000 to $50,000 and support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and to inspire them to think differently about energy. Through the grants, students in grades 6-12 and college gain experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges.
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We invest in the communities we serve.

In 2014, Constellation contributed over $100,000 to Texas non-profit organizations, and Texas-based employees donated more than 2,000 hours of their time toward charitable projects. We have much to be thankful for, and we are dedicated to supporting many local charities, including:

Community Champions Community Champions: Since the program’s inception in 2013, Constellation has given more than $100,000 in grants to nearly 200 projects in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

E2 Energy to Educate E2 Energy to Educate: In 2014, Constellation awarded 11 projects totaling $340,000 in grant funds and reached 7,000 students nationwide.

Houston Habitat for HumanityHouston Habitat for Humanity: Over 125 Texas-based StarTex Power and Constellation employees worked together to clean up a neighborhood in Houston’s Fifth Ward, installed irrigation piping around a storm-water retention pond, and constructed homes as part of 2013 and 2014 volunteer projects.

Houston Food BankHouston Food Bank: StarTex Power hosts an annual canned food drive at their offices each holiday season to support the Houston Food Bank, a non-profit organization that feeds 865,000 hungry people each year.

Candlelighters® Childhood Cancer Family AllianceCandlelighters® Childhood Cancer Family Alliance: For more than 20 years, Candlelighters has supported the needs of families facing childhood cancer. Constellation and StarTex Power work together each year to fundraise for this important cause. In 2014, Houston-based employees raised $30,000 to support childhood cancer patients and their families.

United Way of Greater HoustonUnited Way of Greater Houston: In addition, Constellation and StarTex employees raised nearly $60,000 during the annual employee giving campaign in 2014, with their dollars designated to the local causes most important to them and matched by a Constellation contribution of over $25,000 to United Way of Greater Houston.

Neighborhood CentersNeighborhood Centers: Neighborhood Centers is the parent organization of the Harbach-Ripley Community Center, where Constellation and StarTex employees have already volunteered nearly 300 hours since October 2014.

Constellation, StarTex PowerConstellation, StarTex Power and their employees support a variety of other non-profit causes throughout the year. These include the BP MS 150, the Houston Walk to END Lupus Now & 5K Run, the Deacon’s Dugout Foundation, the Greater Black Houston Chamber, and Target Hunger, to name a few.