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Elevate Our Communities

Southern Company is committed to being “A Citizen Wherever We Serve,” meaning our employees are inextricably woven into the communities we are privileged to serve.

Southern Company subsidiaries have been helping hometowns across our states grow and prosper for over 100 years. Our charitable giving, employee volunteer efforts and economic development initiatives are focused on elevating our communities for generations to come.

  • Southern Company and our subsidiaries weave together financial grants, philanthropic programs, community board leadership and employee volunteerism to create positive momentum in communities where we serve, live and play.
  • In 2022 we invested approximately $120 million in grants, sponsorships, and impact investments across our territories.
  • The five-year $225 million commitment we made as part of our Moving to Equity initiative related to social justice and racial justice is consistent with our history of dedicating financial resources to our communities.
  • Our operating companies play leadership roles in economic development efforts across the states and regions where we operate.

Our operating companies are doing great work in our communities daily.

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Alabama Power: Power to Empower

Guided by the mission to elevate the state and to improve the quality of life for Alabamians, Alabama Power is committed to empowering communities and bridging the gaps of inequity to create a better Alabama for all. The Alabama Power Foundation seeks out and assists nonprofit partners who spread the most good. This is accomplished by providing volunteer, organizational, promotional and financial support.

Community Giving

Employee Volunteerism

Economic Development

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Nicor Gas’ Meena Beyers Named a Notable Leader In Sustainability

Nicor Gas Vice President of Community & Business Development Meena Beyers was named a 2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability by Crain’s Chicago Business. Beyers was listed among 66 Chicagoland executives who were nominated for their leadership role in making a measurable impact on the environment through their efforts. She is the organizer behind the Nicor Gas Smart Neighborhood – which, partnered with Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, is demonstrating net-zero-energy and carbon-neutral affordable housing. Beyers has worked for three years on the project, collaborating with researchers, industry partners, community members and nonprofits. She also serves as a board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Intersect Illinois and the Women’s Energy.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Alignment

Southern Company has mapped our corporate sustainability priorities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework, indicating our alignment with a sustainable future.


Southern Company’s clean energy initiatives aligned with UN Sustainable development goals

Connect with our sustainability team to learn more