Stream Energy was founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji. Streams founders had a simple vision in mind when starting the company, a one-stop shop for living needs like electricity, cell phone service, and home phones. The company also offers something a little more unique, virtual MD’s who provide around the clock access to video consultations to its customers, providing a quality, remote, and convenient healthcare option. On top of their amazing services, they have also been actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors within their community.
Corporate Philanthropy is part of Stream Energy’s history. Stream launched its charitable foundation, Stream Cares, to formalize its ongoing philanthropic endeavors throughout the state of Texas and the entire country. For more than a dozen years Stream Energy has been helping the homeless and funding recovery programs for natural disasters. During Hurricane Harvey, the company was the first to fund the recovery effort as well as ease the economic strain of its customers. Stream has also built long-term relationships with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross, employees, and corporate leadership also drive local, grassroots giving. Both the company and its employees routinely track how many people are homeless in Dallas alone, noting the devastating 24% increase in homelessness in Dallas alone.
With Operation Lifeline, Stream Energy helped provide both moral and financial support to Dallas area veterans and their families. Instead of simply throwing money at the problem, they donated transportation so less fortunate military veterans and their families could enjoy a special holiday lunch including steaks, ribs and more. The following day Stream co-hosted the American Girl Doll Experience for 10 military members daughters. 10 American dolls were given to the young girls with lunch being provided by the company at the American Girl Café.
There is no doubt about it, Stream Energy has led the way for corporate philanthropist looking to make a change in their respective communities. What sets Stream Energy apart, besides there innovative business model and generous commission-based compensation for their employees; is their efforts to make a real change in their community, not just throw money at a problem. Sometimes people don’t need a check, they need love.