To find out more about how National Grid Foundation supports Read to Succeed - Read July 2018 Destiny Newsletter

​​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.

 – Mason Cooley, Student 

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Helps Rhode Island Students Soar with Read to Succeed.

“Our mission at the Foundation is to help create opportunities for solutions, and since we’ve teamed up with Read to Succeed in 2012, we have seen exemplary results.”

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Mission Statement

When you visit the Read to Succeed website, its home page says it all:

One book can change a life; imagine what six can do!

Read to Succeed was created to address the reading achievement gap in underserved areas of Rhode Island head-on. By encouraging the crucial activity of summer reading, this innovative program helps South Providence’s low-income students from falling behind in school. Offered free-of-charge to all participants, Read to Succeed could be the first program of its kind in the nation.

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.

– Ed White
Exec. Director, National Grid Foundation

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”