Read about Dr. Samuels in Destiny Q1 2022


University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth B.A.,


"If it weren't for the mentors and guidance from School on Wheels, I would have dropped out my first day of college," said Tayyaba. Once homeless, this orientation leader worked 30 hours a week throughout her college career and boasts a 3.9 GPA.  Her sights now are to find an accounting job with tuition reimbursement as she works through a master's degree in taxation. 

Tayyaba plans to give back to future students of SOWMA any way she can. 
"You have been a help to me and my whole family," she said.

SOWMA's Bridge Mentoring Programis designed to help teens experiencing homelessness stay engaged in high school and supported through college or vocational training.

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.  

Former National Grid Foundation Board of Director Donald H. Elliott passed away at the age of 89 last December. The Foundation board and staff valued his dedication

and years of service.

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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 $30 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.

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Read how the support from National Grid Foundation, and

On Point for College, created this excellent connection in
​Destiny Q1 2022

Foundation History

​​National Grid Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life across its grant making territory. The Foundation strives to help its partner organizations create opportunities to today’s and tomorrow’s educational and environmental issues. Its objective is based on the principle that giving people the tools to build hope is an essential ingredient in the development of individuals, families and building stronger communities. Since its inception in December of 1998, the Foundation has granted $30 million to local community organizations.

Naseer Thomas

Is an ambassador for
​National Grid’s
​Grid for Good program.

National Grid Foundation is proud to name Dr. Melony Samuels as National Grid Foundation's Woman of the Month in recognition of  Women's History Month. A woman of vision who puts the needs of others before her own. She is most certainly a role model for all young women to follow.