For more than 100 years, we’ve invested in our community through financial contributions, volunteerism and environmental stewardship. We value the opportunity to collaborate with others, particularly in our four pillars: youth programs and education, wellness and well-being, cultural vitality, and growth and innovation. We believe our focus in these pillars helps build knowledgeable, innovative, healthy and vibrant communities and will continue to make a difference.
Conserving Natural Resources.
We’re proud to balance serving our growing communities with being responsible guardians of our natural resources. Our 500 acre Florida Conservation & Technology Center in Apollo Beach is a mix of conservation based recreation, clean energy education and a home for revolutionary research for partners like the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida. FCTC is a fascinating place where sea turtles are rehabilitated, coral is spawned, fish are hatched and kids are able to kayak, fish, learn archery and more.
Youth Programs Gather STEAM.
We know that quality jobs are the seeds for broader prosperity, and we know we couldn’t successfully bring power to west central Florida without a robust, engaged workforce. That’s why we’re intent on powering economic development in our communities and helping train and retain local talent. Whether it’s youth mentoring or local recruiting events, we want to help our local students get to their own bright future.
Innovating for the Environment.
Between 2000 and 2020 we cut our emissions in half – even with growing demand from throughout Tampa Bay. But we’re not stopping there. We have a vision for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. We’re moving full-sun ahead by growing our solar energy resources, building more solar battery capacity and exploring new technologies with leading local researchers at the University of South Florida. We know that together, we will get there.
Partner With Us.
We’re proud to work with various organizations to build stronger, safer and more innovative communities. We value the opportunity to collaborate with others, together we can address pressing needs and make our diverse community work for everyone. If your organization is interested in partnering with us, particularly in our four pillars: youth programs and education, wellness and well-being, cultural vitality, and growth and innovation, please submit a support request application.