The SUEZ North America Foundation:               Giving for Good

Across North America, the SUEZ Foundation seeks to positively impact the communities we serve through environmentally-focused organizations.
About Us

SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 2,800 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and over 460 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 6,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2020 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

distributed in grants

Over 230

supported organizations

Over 50
dedicated grants to environmental organizations
Projects We Support
The SUEZ North America Foundation investments have supported the following programs:

Operation SPLASH

Operation SPLASH, a non-profit based in Freeport, NY, whose volunteers spend thousands of hours each year cleaning local waterways, educating the public about the plight of the bays from Washington, DC to Albany, NY. The SUEZ North America Foundation has been a partner of Operation SPLASH since 2012.

World is our Classroom


For more than 17 years, World Is Our Classroom Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has partnered with urban school systems, area institutions of higher education and businesses to develop and implement some of the most innovative, non-traditional classroom programs in the Gateway Cities located in the Pioneer Valley. World Is Our Classroom is focused on providing students and their teachers with programs that emphasize real-world contexts and content, hands-on learning environments and experiences and contact with professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM). We want to give children meaningful educational experiences and help them find rewarding and fulfilling career paths.

SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College

The SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College is a week-long program for rising high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores to experience an in-depth program curriculum studying water, the environment, energy, climate change and sustainability. The Institute promotes awareness of global environmental issues and provides students an understanding of how local environmental issues reflect greater environmental challenges. Students engage in environmental inquiry and action through critical thinking and scientific methods and seek solutions to challenges facing the environment.

SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies 2017

Credit: SUEZ North America

Wine to Water


Wine To Water is a non-profit organization committed to supporting life and dignity for all through the power of clean water. The organization was founded by Doc Hendley in 2007. Wine To Water is based in Boone, North Carolina, and has clean water projects running in multiple international locations. Wine To Water has received a great deal of media attention on the local, national, and international levels. Doc Hendley was selected by CNN as a top ten finalist for the 2012 CNN Heroes. As of 2009, Wine To Water had implemented sustainable drinking water initiatives to over 25,000 individuals.  By October 2014, Wine To Water had expanding to include projects in 18 countries on four continents, supplying clean water to over 300,000 individuals.  SUEZ North America Foundation has supported Wine to Water in its efforts to deliver clean water since 2011.

Imagine H2O


Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to deploy and develop innovation to solve water challenges globally. The organization’s flagship water innovation accelerator provides entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale water solutions. By partnering with industry and policy experts and a global network of customers and investors, Imagine H2O has become a proven path to market for promising water startups. The SUEZ North America Foundation has supported Imagine H2O programs since 2011.

The program consists of instruction by faculty members, guest lectures by external expert speakers, and field trips to a variety of sites including a water treatment plant. Students work in the College’s state-of-the-art science labs and engage in hands-on activities inside and outside of the classroom.

Disaster Relief

The Foundation also has supported disaster relief for the California Camp Fire Relief Fund and the Houston, TX Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Board of Trustees

Nadine Leslie, SUEZ, Chair & President
Rich Henning, SUEZ, Vice-Chair & Vice President
Martin Falkenberg, SUEZ, Trustee
Thomas Toronto, United Way, Trustee
Adela Wekselblatt, SUEZ, Executive Director

Currently the SUEZ North America Foundation is not accepting new applications. Please check back in early 2022 for updated information.