We know that community commitment isn’t just important, it’s imperative to the success of our business and the satisfaction of our customers. We interact with business leaders, large and small customers, elected officials, nonprofit organizations and other community leaders to build strong and lasting partnerships.
How do we do that?
National Grid contributes millions of dollars every year to deserving programs, most notably in energy, education and the environment—three areas critical to the core business of our company moving forward. We want to ensure our approach is sustainable and enables us to build meaningful long-term relationships with the community.
Our Corporate Giving policy is to support programs that focus on:
Learn more about whom and what we support.
- Energy and Environment: Particularly projects that focus on reducing the causes and impact of climate change, the promotion of the local environment around our operational sites, the delivery of energy efficiency and alleviating fuel poverty.
- Education and Skills: The shortage of skills which are essential to the daily delivery of our business operations is a key issue for National Grid. Our community work focuses on engineering, research and development skills central to our business activities.
- Community Investment: Programs that directly support our employees and their initiatives in the community and also encompass safety and inclusion & diversity initiatives.
Read our U.S. Corporate Citizenship Program Overview for fiscal year 2010.
Community Giving Application
Our shared future depends on the economic strength and social well-being of our communities. That's why we provide grants to a wide range of charitable, not-for-profit, and tax-exempt organizations throughout our service area.
To begin, please review our guidelines and policies
and then take our short eligibility quiz
to ensure that your application meets our requirements. After successfully completing the eligibility quiz, you will be directed to the grant giving application form.
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
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