Grants are limited to charitable organizations, which at a minimum meet the following criteria:
Grant Proposal Guidelines
Program and Organizational
Most Recent Board of Directors
One-page Executive Summary
Designated as a 501 (c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service
Provides programs and services in the National Grid Foundation grant-making territory.
The National Grid Foundation views its role as that of more than a funder. We seek to develop partnerships with outstanding organizations that benefit the communities in which we make grants.
In general, we will review proposals in the $5,000 - $20,000 range depending on the potential impact of the grant, and the status of our budget.
Prospective applicants must take the Eligibility Quiz
to find out if their organization is eligible to request a grant.
Click on zip code territory list to make sure your organization provides programs and services in the National Grid Foundation grant-making territory.
The Eligibility Quiz will inform eligible applicants they qualify with an immediate congratulatory response, and with a link to National Grid FoundationCyberGrants portal. It is where all requested documentation is to be uploaded.
After all documentation has been submitted in CyberGrants, the applicant will receive an email response informing them that their submission has been successfully completed and ready for National Grid Foundation's review.
The National Grid Foundation requires a one-page Executive Summary of your request, including: program/project title and description; number of people in organization/program serves; justification for support; visibility opportunities; and level of proposed grant request.
We operate our grant cycle on an annual basis from January through December. Proposals for a given year will be accepted and reviewed through October 31. Only one application per organization (or affiliate institution) will be evaluated in any given year. Proposals will generally be reviewed on a quarterly basis after which all applicants will be notified in writing if a grant has been awarded or declined.
If a grant is awarded, a new proposal will not be considered for a period of one year from the award date. If you did not receive a grant, you may reapply 12 months from the date of your last grant application.
NEW Easier Way to Apply for a Grant!
Welcome to the National Grid Foundation. We have streamlined our grant review process to make it easier and quicker to submit an application online.
National Grid Foundation does not provide grants for operating or capital expenses, nor provides for fundraising events. Organizations applying for a grant must
conduct programs within National Grid Foundation’s grant-making territory.
The National Grid Foundation strives to improve the quality of life within our grant-making area. Grants are made on a competitive basis to non-profit organizations for programs and projects within our major focus areas of:
Audited Financials Documentation
Please read the content below to determine whether or not your organization qualifies for support.
Take the Eligibility Quiz to bring you to the CyberGrants portal where you may up load all requested documentation.
IRS Determination Letter 501(c)(3)