Submitted by synami on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 14:02

Novum Energy is actively engaged in cultural, recreational, and philanthropic work.  We use our resources to support culture and some of the most vulnerable members of society in a variety of ways, while encouraging our employees to commit personally to helping to improve the communities that are close to their hearts.

Novum Foundation

Over the years, Novum has actively contributed to social causes in the communities in which it is active. As the Group’s footprint expands globally, Novum’s management team is committed to formalizing its strategy towards its charitable activities and contributions.  We have appointed an industry expert with a strong background in the not-for-profit space to head our social and charitable responsibilities.  And we are creating the Novum Foundation, which will receive a fixed proportion of the company’s profits and put these to good use in the global communities in which we operate.

While Novum already contributes significantly to the wider community, the institutionalization of a Novum Foundation - operated at arms length - will guarantee that we support important projects on a sustainable basis.

Examples of philanthropic projects that we are already undertaking include:

  • ReelAbilities is Houston’s free festival dedicated to presenting films, art exhibitions, performances, and speakers that celebrate the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities and enrich Houston’s culture, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Mission Squash,empowers students from under-served communities in Houston, USA, to unlock and maximize their potential through intensive, year-round academic, wellness, and enrichment programs.  With Novum’s support, Mission Squash has developed in-depth programming on academic intervention, high school access, college matriculation, and college persistence.  To date, 100% of Mission Squash's 72 scholars pass their academic classes, 100% apply and are accepted to a 4 year college or university, and 100% have matriculated into a post-secondary program.
  • Headquartered in Houston, Novum is a major donor of the Houston Grand Opera, one of the country’s premiere opera houses located in the second largest theater district in the United States. In addition to general support, Novum has underwritten the production of the Mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, helping to bring diverse voices to the opera world.
  • Novum is an active participant in Autism Speaks fundraising event and sponsors the annual Autism Speaks Run to raise awareness for autism and support scientific research into autism spectrum disorders.
  • Project Niger is a Spain-based NGO that promotes communication between schools in Spain and Niger, encouraging pupils to discover new cultures.
  • Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Innovacion Ortopedica is a non-profit that provides custom made prosthetic limbs to under-privileged people of all ages on the island of Hispaniola. Many of the recipients are small children coming from Haiti having lost limbs in the earthquake.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, the mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has been to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class. Novum is proud to partner with HMNS in their mission to engage our community in science education as a co-sponsor of the new exhibit, “Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths.”