National Grid Foundation

National Grid Foundation Grants

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Through research, surveys and interviews with members of our community, we discovered that education and the environment are major areas of concern for today and the future. The National Grid Foundation supports these important issues wholeheartedly.

We strive to improve the quality of life within our grant-making area by supporting educational opportunities that assist people of all ages and give them opportunities for self sufficiency.

Our educational priorities include:

Classroom-based education for K-12 students

  • Innovative scholarship and university partnerships that support and advance underserved members of our community
  • Skills training for people of all ages to lead more productive lives

The National Grid Foundation also is committed to the environment. We provide grants to organizations that share our passion for environmental stewardship.

Our environmental priorities include:

  • Projects that support the sustainability of our natural resources
  • Programs and projects that inspire and educate young people about their connection to and responsibility for the preservation of the environment
  • Projects that seek to preserve open spaces for future generations

For grant guidelines and access to the online Eligibility Quiz, click on Link to More Info, below. 

» Link to More Info

For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: profdev@monroe2boces.org

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