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 $20 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.

“We are proud to help Brooklyn Public Library ensure that summer break does not become a vacation from reading for the borough’s students,” said National Grid Foundation Board Member Gary V. Simpson. “Summer Reading is an effective solution to a very real threat to young people’s success in and out of the classroom.”

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Hundreds of children along with their families enjoyed a fun and educational day as the Brooklyn Public Library kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program in front of the Central Library June 8.

The goal of Summer Reading is to prevent the “summer slide” and encourage young people of all ages to continue reading and visit the library during the summer months. Students who take a vacation from reading in the summer may lose up to one month of instruction per year.

“Only by reading over the summer can students preserve and build upon the gains in literacy and comprehension they made during the previous school year,” said Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda Johnson.

“We are proud to help Brooklyn Public Library ensure that summer break does not become a vacation from reading for the borough’s students,” said National Grid Foundation Board Member Reverend Gary V. Simpson. “Summer Reading is an effective solution to a very real threat to young people’s success in and out of the classroom.”

National Grid Foundation is the leading supporter of Brooklyn Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program.

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Mission Statement

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 $20 million in grants to hundreds of organizations.

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