National Grid Foundation Grant

National Grid Foundation

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

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

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

Location of residency: United States

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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 $15 million in grants to hundreds of organizations.

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

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.


  • National Grid does not provide funding to individuals.
  • As a general rule, funding is not provided for: 
    • Organizations not eligible for tax-deductible support under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, marital status, or veteran status
    • Fraternal and veterans organizations or private clubs
    • Agencies already receiving our support through United Way
    • Organizations outside of National Grid's service territory, except to fund a specific project that is delivered directly to our customer communities
    • Political or lobbying organizations
    • Religious organizations
    • Organizations that spend more than 25% of their budget on overhead and fundraising
    • Travel and conferences
    • Capital campaigns