National Grid Foundation Grant

National Grid Foundation

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Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $20,000

Fields of work: Sustainability Career/College Preparation Vocational & Trade Education Environmental Stewardship Natural Resources Academic Scholarship Programs Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Land/Habitat Conservation Education - K through 12 Education - Higher Education Environmental Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Counties in New York: Albany County, Allegany County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: 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.

​​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 $25 million in grants to hundreds of organizations.

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

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.

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


  • Grants are limited to charitable organizations, which at a minimum meet the following criteria:
    • Designated as a 501 (c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service
    • ​Provides programs and services in the National Grid Foundation grant-making territory.​
  • Mission alignment
    •  Applicant is a 501c3 non-profit organization
    • Grant supports classroom based educational programs, especially students K-12
    • Grant supports scholarship/university partnerships and programs that support and advance underserved communities
    • Grant builds skills training
    • Grant enhances the quality of life to increase economic strength of the community
    • Grant encourages environmental stewardship
    • Grant supports projects and programs that seek to preserve open spaces for future generations
    • Grant supports projects/programs that encourage the sustainability of natural resources
    • Grant supports the education of, connection to and responsibility for the environment


    • National Grid Foundation does not provide grants for operating or capital expenses, nor provides for fundraising events. 
    • Outside Mission Alignment
      •  Capital campaigns, including purchasing vehicles
      • Direct scholarships
      • Conferences and seminars (cost of event location, tables, and guest speakers)
      • General operating expenses, including transportation costs
      • Endowment campaigns
      • Individual grants
      • Support for religious, political, fraternal, social or other membership organizations
      • In-coming applications from organizations that have received a grant within the last 12 months; only one application per organization will be evaluated each