Community Impact Spotlights

Check out a few of our recent community investment projects that highlight Evergy’s commitment to environmental leadership and community vitality.

Making a positive impact in the communities we call home is a foundational component of our business. When our communities thrive, so does Evergy. We believe our community impact is an integral part of our business impact – we see them as one and the same. We are dedicated to moving energy and our communities forward.
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From fundraising to volunteering, we support over 500 local non-profit organizations each year. Listen to local leaders share how we're making a difference together.
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We're committed to a sustainable energy future with less environmental impact through sustainable business practices, land and resource conservation, education and stewardship.

Symphony in the Flint Hills works year-round to create awareness and strengthen an appreciation of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. The group’s signature event draws thousands to a location in the prairie to hear the Kansas City Symphony and other world-class performers. Educational programming and other events work to enhance an understanding of this important resource.

This year's event was held in North Lakeview Pasture in Morris County, Kansas and emphasized the 200-year relationship of that area with the Santa Fe Trail. Evergy provided over 100 volunteers giving 800 hours doing everything from preparing the landscape and helping with logistics to setting up to setting up tents, tables and chairs.

Sedgwick County Zoo EV/Solar Installation is part of the Zoo’s $15M capital enhancement project, Evergy made a significant investment toward solar panels at the new zoo entrance and an electric car charging station car port within the parking lot. Educational aspects help bring awareness to the sustainability benefits of both additions. More than 400,000 people from the region visit the attraction annually.

Kemper Museum LED Exhibit is our partnership with the Kemper Museum to help bring a major LED art installation to the region. Pulse-Topology, on exhibit from June 3-Oct 24, 2021 is a new audio-visual interactive installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The 3,000 LED bulb exhibit takes the same amount of energy as a vacuum cleaner and the lights pulsate to the heartbeats of visitors. The site-specific project forms an upside-down canopy of mountains and valleys made from 3,000 suspended glimmering LED light bulbs that pulse to the vitals of visitor participants. Visitors attending the free exhibit also learn about our energy efficiency programs available to them.

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Green Team

The Green Team, Evergy’s signature volunteer group focusing on environmental projects, collaborates with conservation groups, agencies and schools enhancing and fostering an understanding of the Kansas and Missouri environment. This team of employees and others works to improve natural habitats and provide access to important environmental areas
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We invest in the communities in which we live and work through opportunities that retain and attract businesses to stimulate local economies, encourage workforce readiness for all ages, backgrounds and provide basic needs that help people contribute to society. 

Heat relief fan distribution - During this year's annual Heat Relief Fan Distribution, we distributed over 5,000 fans across 21 locations and 10 social service agencies with the help of the Salvation Army. Nearly 120 company volunteers assembled during June and July to distribute a free box fan!

Wichita Women Initiative Network/Dress for Success - We have a long-time partnership with WIN/DFS and supporting its mission to empower women to achieve economic independence. They provide a network of support, professional attire and development tools for women in the Greater Wichita area.

Cultivate KC - In partnership with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Cultivate KC manages the New Roots for Refugees program, which trains refugees with agricultural experience to become independent farmers. For those families using SNAP, the agency also has a collaborative food stamps program so credits can be used for healthy food.

Financial Help

Evergy is committed to helping our customers stay connected. We make significant investments in assistance programs such as Dollar Aide and Project DESERVE. Additionally, our walk-in facility, Evergy Connect, has a trained team of specialists to walk you through the various income-eligible programs available. You can also set up a virtual appointment.
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COVID support - Hometown Economic Recovery Program

When COVID hit, we knew our customers and communities would not be the same for a long time. It was more than any one company could fix. We provided an additional $1.8M for COVID customer programs, emergency assistance and Hometown Economic Recovery grants to help get our local economies thriving again. View the complete list of our Hometown Economic Recovery Program Recipients for both rounds of grants.