Since 2009, it has been the mission of the SUEZ North America Foundation to improve the communities we serve and explore ways to advance innovation. We want to inspire environmental sustainability through eco-friendly focused policies, programs, and projects. As a part of a leading environmental services company, we have the privilege to connect people with a passion for a better world, and those working every day to make a difference. As stewards of the environment, our primary goal is to champion innovative programs that support sustainable communities.
The SUEZ North America Foundation investments have supported the following programs:
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.
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.
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 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.
Nadine Leslie, SUEZ, Chair & President
Rich Henning, SUEZ, Vice-Chair & Vice President
Michelle Jung, SUEZ, Trustee
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 2020 for updated information.