New York State Community Engagement & Neighborhood Development
When we look at our communities, we don’t just see customers, we see our neighbors. So we want to do more than provide reliable, quality service, we want to provide lasting support. We do this by taking part in a variety of neighborhood impact programs to create more equitable communities in the areas we serve. This includes investment in local organizations, volunteer initiatives, community outreach, New York restoration projects, and beyond. Together with our partners, we will build stronger communities in New York.
Project C is a mainstay in local communities, and our goals reflect our desire to serve wherever our assistance is most needed. We aim to:
- volunteer to serve our communities on the ground
- restore local neighborhoods with the support of community organizations
- provide community development grants to 750 community organizations
- beautify local buildings and landmarks to reflect our community pride
Coming together for our communities
There is power in numbers. By working with local organizations, we can increase our community engagement and achieve our goals of providing support to New York communities. Our partners and programs work hard to provide a positive neighborhood impact, whether it be in education, jobs, or better community facilities.
Neighborhood Investment Program
This investment program provides community development grants to nonprofits, faith-based organizations, arts & cultural institutions and beautification programs aimed at community revitalization through energy, education and economic development.
Leave it better
Project C is cleaning up our communities across New York State. We’ll work with local municipalities on recommendations for storefront upgrades, murals and other construction projects that will leave our communities in a better place.
Explore & More - Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children's Museum: STEM Video Saturdays
We’re providing the next generation with access to new learning experiences. In partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children's Museum, children will be introduced to STEM-based activities to get them learning in new ways.
By providing support to City Year AmeriCorps members, we are helping create better educational opportunities for those in need and are bridging the gap between students, families and schools.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Our decades-long partnership helps give visitors access to 50 acres of gardens in the heart of New York City. This space captures carbon emissions and provides a natural haven to the community’s residents.
PGR Foundation, Inc.
The PGR Foundation, Inc. gives girls in Syracuse access to personal development and mentorship programs, along with providing support to their families and communities. Through our partnership, we have assisted the PGR Foundation, Inc. with their literacy and STEM programs.
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.
We are helping to restore Syracuse with development grants for important buildings in the city. Through these equitable development projects, commercial and residential buildings will be restored.
Want to get your community organization or neighborhood project involved with Project C? Contact us at ProjectC@nationalgrid.com to learn more about how we can work together to create change in your community.
Articles and updates
See what community outreach programs we are working on in your neighborhood as well as our plans for future projects.
Featured community projects
Hear what our partners have to say about working with Project C on community and neighborhood improvement projects.