​​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.

Growing the bench, and new to the program,

is the University at Buffalo. 

​​​​​​“The Hoops for the Stars program was an amazing opportunity for the students at Buffalo School #32 Bennett Park Montessori. Over the duration of the program, student interest consistently grew and a change in behavior among a collection of our students was noticeable. ..."

​​Robert “Bo” Izydorczak,

physical education/health education teacher,

Buffalo School #32, Bennett Park Montessori

Books are Wings has formed a strong alliance in the community to fight against child illiteracy and National Grid Foundation is happy to contribute to its success in providing children with the opportunity to strengthen their ability to read, a gateway skill to higher learning.

About the


Foundation History

Students show off their new books during the book fair at Carl J. Lauro elementary school.

Photo: University at Buffalo

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.  

Books are Wings

Mission Statement

To find out more about the 

Hoops for the Stars Program

check out the April issue of Destiny

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.