Driven to Make a Difference

Our employees create positive community impact as part of their jobs and by volunteering their time.

A group of OG&E volunteers gathered for a group photo.
Our Culture Thrives on Service

We believe in the power of giving back and have put that belief into action since 1902. At OG&E, we are passionate about giving back to local charitable organizations and community initiatives supporting education, arts and culture, and human services through OG&E and the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation.  

OG&E employees seek opportunities to make a direct impact where they live and work. Our employees generously give their time, talent, and resources to support communities and local nonprofit organizations to help our communities thrive. 

Shining More Than Light
Giving back is an essential part of who we are and rooted in everything we do. Every year, our employees and retirees renew their commitment to helping schools, volunteering, and serving seniors to empower our neighbors and brighten the communities we call home.
Spotlight
Serving Our Communities
14,000
The number of volunteer hours our employees contribute each year across our entire service area.
We’re Committed
OG&E employees serve on 370 committees and boards.
Community Outreach
Every year, we regularly engage with community leaders around industry issues through roundtables and listening events.
United Way: Empowering Neighbors Who Need a Hand

At OG&E, combining forces with United Way allows us to make an impact on lives of the people who depend on that organization to overcome adversity. Our employees volunteer their time, provide critical training and donate to benefit 12 United Way organizations across our service area.

 

Three OG&E employees stand beside a company banner at an indoor event.
Community Outreach
We're lending our expertise to partner with our communities. OG&E works directly with local governments, chambers of commerce, businesses, and schools to inform them about programs and services that can help them use energy wisely, support growth, and enact meaningful impact. We carry out our mission through our commitment to customer service and strong local presence.
Meals on Wheels
OG&E employees across our service area volunteer weekly for Meals on Wheels in their local community to ensure some of our neighbors receive a hot, fresh meal and enjoy a personal conversation.
Eligibility & Timeline
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation is subject to Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations governing private and charitable foundations.
To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S.-based IRS 501(c)(3) qualified charitable or educational organization or an accredited K-12 educational institution
  • Be geographically located where OG&E operates
  • Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin
  • Have a method by which to measure, track, and report program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation generally does not fund grants for programs and projects associated with, but not limited to, the following:
  • An individual person or families
  • Building or Capital investments and improvements
  • Dinners, luncheons or other forms of indirect support
  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Political parties or candidates
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine. The Foundation will consider funding faith-based organizations which provide services to all clients regardless of denomination
  • Sports teams/events such as tournaments (other than Special Olympics)
  • Organizations offering goods or services to employees as a benefit of grant approval (e.g., participation in golf tournaments, reservations at fundraising dinners, tickets to special events, etc.)
Applications are accepted year-round; however, funding decisions are made three times a year. Applications are evaluated three times per year during committee meetings based on the following dates:
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 (Committee Meeting in March)
Feb. 1 - May 31 (Committee Meeting in July)
June 1 - Sept. 31 (Committee Meeting in November)