Iroquois’ Community Grant Program

Iroquois Gas Transmission System

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $10,000

Next deadline: May 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, Counties in New York: Albany County, Bronx County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Note: Hard copy proposals must be received by Iroquois on or before the deadline date.  Email submissions must be received the day prior to deadline to allow for confirmation of receipt.

Iroquois’ Community Grant Program

We believe that delivering clean natural gas is part of a bigger picture. Since 1991, Iroquois has partnered with our pipeline host communities by providing unique funding programs, which empowers them to take steps to preserve their environmental heritage and increase passive recreational opportunities.

Our first program, the Land Preservation and Enhancement Program (LPEP), provided funding for more than 200 projects including the preservation of more than 12,000 acres of open space, and the creation of 22 new parks. This one-time program's success led to a 10-year successor program, the Land Enhancement and Acquisition Fund (LEAF), launched in 1995. At its conclusion in 2006, LEAF had provided assistance in completing an additional 100 projects within our communities.

Continuing our commitment to being a good corporate neighbor, Iroquois established a Community Grant Program in 2007 that provides lasting benefits to communities where Iroquois’ facilities are located. While remaining focused on environmental and passive recreation initiatives, funding areas have been expanded to include historic preservation and targeted arts & culture.

If your organization is developing a community or environmental initiative designed to provide long-term, lasting benefits, we invite you to contact us for possible funding under Iroquois’ Community Grant Program. This competitive-based program, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, is reserved exclusively for communities where Iroquois facilities are located. Priority is given to those proposals that meet established criteria and rank high with the program’s intent.

Focus Areas

  • Primary Focus Areas: Environmental Initiatives (Preservation, Enhancement, Education) and Passive Recreation
  • Secondary Focus Areas: Historic Preservation, Civic & Community, Targeted Arts & Culture

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who May Apply:
    • Local, state and county governments of pipeline host communities 
    • Tax-exempt, not-for-profit environmental organizations and land trusts 
    • Private tax-exempt organizations under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
  • Only those projects being proposed in a community in which Iroquois facilities are located will be considered for funding.
  • Iroquois will consider requests as follows:
    • New, enhanced or phased projects based on a documented need, having a strong project plan, specific outcomes and a feasible budget
    • Startup or ongoing projects or programs that have proven specific benefits to the community (no more than 2 consecutive years of funding will be considered)
    • Requests from schools must have approval of the Superintendent
    • Projects/programs located only in Iroquois’ host communities
    • Projects/programs that are shovel/launch ready and will achieve completion within
    • one year of approval


  • Priority will be given to those that meet the criteria and have a high correlation with the grant program’s intent
  • Preference is given to requests with visible community involvement and demonstrated additional fundraising


  • Lower priority given to requests for capital and equipment. 
  • Requests from or for the following are not eligible:
    • Individuals
    • Organizations without 501(c)(3) status
    • Organizations that have an open Iroquois grant
    • Political organizations, campaigns, causes or candidates
    • Fraternal, veterans or social organizations
    • Health and human service organizations
    • Sectarian or religious organizations
    • Athletics or youth sports organizations
    • Capital campaigns, endowment funds and scholarship funds
    • Municipal capital/public works projects
    • Fundraising events such as dinners and golf tournaments
    • Conferences, trips or tours
    • Personnel positions
    • Research projects
    • Planning/Conceptual Stage of Projects
    • Technology - computers, software or hardware
    • Projects proposed outside an Iroquois pipeline host community
    • Projects initiated prior to approval