In 2016, our company and our employees contributed more than $15 million to support initiatives that contribute to the well-being of our communities.
At NextEra Energy, we believe that engaging and partnering with our communities is essential to establishing an environment of mutual trust and respect, which can lead to positive outcomes on issues of mutual concern. That's why we strive to improve community engagement and foster strong ties to the communities in which we operate.
In addition to our charitable donations, our sponsorships are making a difference in local communities. We supported dozens of events and organizations across the country in 2016, including festivals, rodeos, family and sporting events, and community clubs.