We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and a good neighbor. Our company investments, community partnerships and employee giving help to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
We sponsor and donate to programs directly related to the company's business objectives:
Innovation – The benefits we provide our customers and the state of Florida are the direct result of smart, long-term investments we’ve made in innovative technology, advanced infrastructure and cost-saving efficiencies.
Sustainability – We are making Florida a clean energy and sustainability leader and are consistently one of the cleanest electric utilities in the United States.
Opportunity – FPL employees are dedicated to our communities through several initiatives, from financial giving to volunteerism and support for education programs that help break down barriers to opportunity and develop our state’s future leaders.
Safety – At FPL, ensuring the safety of our customers and our employees is a value that we live by every day.
Employee Giving Program
FPL employees have a strong tradition and history of supporting United Way and other nonprofits in their community. Through the company's annual employee giving campaign, employees make pledges through payroll deductions and special event fundraising. In 2021, our company and our employees contributed more than $20 million to support wide-ranging initiatives and causes that contribute to the well-being of our local communities.
Educational Matching Gifts
NextEra Energy provides a dollar-for-dollar match of employee gifts to eligible high schools, colleges and universities. Since 2003, the NextEra Energy Foundation has provided matches totaling more than $4.1 million.
FPL regularly provides assistance to areas impacted by major weather events. Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana in August 2021 as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving more than 1 million homes and businesses without power before leaving a trail of destruction northward. In response, FPL deployed more than 1,250 employees and contractors to support restoration and recovery efforts. The dedicated men and women worked 16-hour days for three weeks in challenging conditions, including working through outer bands of heavy rain caused by another storm – Hurricane Nicholas – which made landfall in September in Texas.
In 2018, FPL crews deployed four times to assist in power restoration efforts after a natural disaster, some working six months away from home. They helped restore power in the Bayamon region of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria; in the Carolinas, Florida’s Panhandle and Georgia in some of the hardest hit areas impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael; and in Northern California to areas devastated by the Camp Fire. NextEra Energy donated over $2.3 million to those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Michael and Dorian in 2017, 2018 and 2019.