​1.5 Million Dollars

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 $38 million to local community organizations.

Emergency Energy Assistance Program

With the additional $200,000 Catholic Charities estimates that it could serve an additional 410 households.

With the total $500,000 it estimates that it could serve a total of 1,050 households.

Family Fund /Emergency Home Heating Assistance Program

The incremental $200,000 should provide
​utility assistance for roughly 333 households totaling over 830 households served by the entire gift.

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 $38 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.

National Grid Foundation's mailing address:

175 East Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY 11801

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​​Special Donation

National Grid Foundation Kicks Off
25th Anniversary with 1.5 Million Dollar Gift
in support of three fuel-neutral emergency heating funds in Massachusetts and New York.

Project Warmth

Already has served 903 families, with over 100 in the queue.

By February 15th, UWLI expects that more than 1050 families and seniors will have been served.

The entire gift will serve about 1000 families
(based on an average award per family of $500).

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