Shoot for the Stars students were in the spotlight as they joined the ceremonial puck drop when Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) took on Yale University at the Houston Field House December 1, 2017.  Joao Aladio Quintero dropped the puck for RPI Men's Hockey Captain Victor Liljegren and Yale University Men's Hockey Captain Chase Priskie.
​RPI won the game 2-1.

RPI and National Grid Foundation have teamed up for another year of the Shoot for the Stars program. Middle and elementary school students in the Shoot for the Stars program who demonstrated improved school attendance, academic performance, positive behavior and to contribute to the community are invited to an RPI hockey game.

Read more about the Shoot for the Stars program in the latest issue of Destiny.

About the


Foundation History

​Photo credit:  Kris Qua

P373 Brooklyn Transition Center students show their well-deserved ​National Grid Foundation Eco Award which was specially created out of recycled material.

Mission Statement

Joao Aladio Quintero drops puck for RPI Men's Hockey Captain Victor Liljegren & Yale University Men's Hockey Captain  -  Chase Priskie

WE BELIEVE that addressing global issues begins at the local level. We support and engage non-profit organizations that take ownership for implementing educational and environmental programs and solutions. These partnerships help build stronger communities -- the important first step in transforming individuals, neighborhoods, cities and, ultimately, our planet.

National Grid reaffirmed its dedication to its communities with the establishment of the  National Grid Foundation in December 1998. A $20 million endowment was provided as an outgrowth of its passion for and commitment to the communities it serves. In September 2000, National Grid enhanced its commitment with an additional gift of $10 million and another $5 million gift in 2007. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $23 million in grants to hundreds of non-profit organizations across its grant-making territory.

The National Grid Foundation is more than a funding source. Through its partnerships, the Foundation is afforded the opportunity to work with a host of diverse non-profit organizations. Our experience has shown that by working together we can bring about change that inspires people and transforms communities.

A Micro-Grant Gives Maximum Benefits

The National Grid Foundation Eco-Education Award goes to …

P373 Brooklyn Transition Center for their outstanding work to enhance the school’s recycling center.

P 373K Brooklyn Transition Center received a $2,000 micro-grant from Citizens Committee for New York City which was part of a $25,000 National Grid Foundation grant. The students put the funds to good use initiating a school-wide environmental endeavor focusing on improving the school’s recycling program. 

The school which educates nearly 400 students ages 13 to 21 with autism, learning disabilities, and mild to moderate developmental disabilities helped to include visual and other  to accommodate a variety of learning styles and abilities for students with special needs.

​Please visit

Citizens Committee For New York City website to see how they are helping to change lives in our communities with National Grid Foundation's support. 

Here on National Grid Foundation's Website we're looking to make applying for a grant a lot more understandable and easier than ever before.

We're always looking for ways to improve the user experience. So, if you have any suggestions how we can make our site even more helpful, please feel free to contact us.  

​​The National Grid Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, economic strength and environmental stewardship in National Grid’s service territory. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for solutions to today’s educational and environmental challenges. By awarding grants to non-profit organizations, the Foundation inspires and serves as a catalyst to a shared future, ultimately impacting and improving lives of the underserved in our neighborhoods. Since its inception in December 1998, the Foundation has provided more than $23 million in grants to hundreds of organizations.

RPI Shoot for the Stars
​Shines Bright Light on Young Students