– Ed White
Exec. Director, National Grid Foundation

“Water Quality Improvement Contest” 

A group of Long Island middle school students prove that you are never too young to care about the environment.  A dozen students of Long Island Pine Barrens Society’s “Water Quality Improvement Contest” received Environmental Achievement Awards at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center, Hauppauge, NY on July 7.

The winners, selected from 100 finalists who participated in the Pine Barrens “Middle School Students Go To College” contest, brought their A-game and displayed the projects designed to reduce water contamination on Long Island.

​Please visit

Citizens Committee For New York City 

website to see how they are helping to change lives in our communities with National Grid Foundation's support. 

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

​​Photo Credit: Katie Muether.

Read how National Grid Foundation supports Heating Funds in the April 2018 issue of Destiny.

Heating Funds​ Offer Warm Lifeline During Coldest Months

“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.”

A Micro - Grant Gives Maximum Benefits

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

P373 Brooklyn Transition Center students show their well-deserved ​National Grid Foundation Eco Award which was specially created out of recycled material.

 – Mason Cooley, Student 

Winning Students pose with NYS Assemblymen Dean Murray and Steve Englebright and Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco.

​​National Grid Foundation Helps Rhode Island Students Soar with Read to Succeed.

National Grid Foundation awards grants to the four organizations which then distribute smaller, local grants to residents in need. The heating funds are fuel-neutral which means that no matter how families heat their homes they are eligible for a micro-grant.

The National Grid Foundation Eco-Education Award goes to …

P373 Brooklyn Transition Center for their outstanding work to enhance the school’s recycling center.

P 373K Brooklyn Transition Center received a $2,000 micro-grant from Citizens Committee for New York City which was part of a $25,000 National Grid Foundation grant. The students put the funds to good use initiating a school-wide environmental endeavor focusing on improving the school’s recycling program. 


The school which educates nearly 400 students ages 13 to 21 with autism, learning disabilities, and mild to moderate developmental disabilities helped to include visual and other  to accommodate a variety of learning styles and abilities for students with special needs.