Avangrid Foundation to support nutritional needs

Avangrid Foundation Awards $136,000 In Grants To Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

SOAR receives grant for nutritional support for rehabilitating raptors and education birds!

ORANGE, Conn. —February 7, 2023 — The Avangrid Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of leading sustainable energy company AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced a record total of $136,000 in grants to 15 wildlife rehabilitation centers as part of its Wildlife Rehabilitation Program. This is the highest amount of grants ever given in the program’s history. The funds will support operational capabilities and expand outreach to communities within the service area of the AVANGRID family of companies to improve knowledge and awareness of wildlife resources.

“As a leading clean energy company, we acutely understand the importance of environmental stewardship,” said Pablo Colón, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the Avangrid Foundation. “We are committed to wildlife protection, preserving healthy ecosystems and promoting biological diversity—all of which are essential for a sustainable future. This year’s grantees are making impactful and lasting changes for the good of wildlife and our environment, all in unique ways. We’re thrilled to support their efforts.”

Now in its seventh year, AVANGRID’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Program has given a total of more than $500,000 in grants to centers nationwide. This round of grantees spans ten states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Iowa.

eagle release

14 February 2021 bald eagle from Dallas County, released 14 September 2021 in Fayette County, Iowa. Quality, whole-bodied food for rehabilitating raptors is essential to their recovery and eventual release.

As noted in SOAR’s application by executive director, Kay Neumann, “A quality food source for our rehabilitating raptors is essential for healing and regaining body weight and condition. This grant will help us provide the best nutrition possible for our patients.”