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             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

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.

$6
million
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

OperationSPLASH

https://operationsplash.org
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

WIOC

http://www.worldisourclassroom.org

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.
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SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies 2017

Credit: SUEZ North America

Wine to Water

Wine2Water

https://www.winetowater.org

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

ImagineH2O

https://www.imagineh2o.org

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
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.


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