Citizenship is a core value at EnCap Investments. We believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. We express this philosophy by giving back to the local community through meaningful partnerships with local nonprofits, support when disaster strikes and a program that matches the donations EnCap employees make to nonprofits dollar-for-dollar.
Charitable Contribution & Sponsorship Program
In 2015, EnCap initiated its Charitable Contribution & Sponsorship Program to encourage and support EnCap employees to give back to the community. EnCap matches dollar-for-dollar all employee donations to nonprofit organizations, including those focused on education and health care.
There from the beginning: Small Steps Nurturing Center was founded in 1995 and now operates two preschools for at-risk children living in the Houston area. Small Steps provides a high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation and nutritious meals to children ages two through six who live in poverty.
Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, slammed into the Houston area on August 25, 2017, devastating Houston and many other Gulf Coast communities. There were 82 fatalities and over 39,000 were forced to evacuate their homes. Many of our employees played a key role in the immediate search and rescue efforts and the cleanup and rebuilding initiatives that followed. Those efforts continue today.
In the Spotlight
The EnCap EnGage program is focused on organizing volunteer events that allow EnCap employees to have a more hands-on impact in the local community. In May 2019, 35 employees from EnCap Investments and EnCap Flatrock Midstream led an expansion project at Hope Farms Community Garden.
EnCap EnGage at Hope Farms
Launched in early 2019, the EnCap EnGage program is focused on organizing volunteer events that allow EnCap employees to have a more hands-on impact in the local community. In May 2019, 35 employees from EnCap Investments and EnCap Flatrock Midstream partnered with Volunteer Houston to lead an expansion project at Hope Farms Community Garden in the Sunnyside community of the Greater Houston area. Volunteers spent the day planting and composting fruit trees, planting various native and pollinator plants and weeding and mulching many of the garden beds on the farm.
Hope Farms is an initiative of the Recipe for Success Foundation, whose mission is to create a lasting, positive impact on people of all ages through nutrition education programs, public awareness campaigns, community engagement, and outreach related to healthy eating lifestyles.
EnCap volunteers self-selected into one of three main groups: planting fruit trees to continue the expansion of the Hope Farms orchard, planting/mulching a vegetable patch, or cleaning up the children’s garden. EnCap employees worked alongside each other to contribute approximately 120 volunteer hours toward the expansion of Hope Farms Community Garden.