February 2, 2018

National Grid Foundation Donates $120,000 to Catholic Charities for Energy Assistance

 National Grid Foundation Donates $120,000 to Catholic Charities for Energy Assistance

With another generous grant from the National Grid Foundation, Catholic Charities is able to provide emergency energy assistance to many individuals and families during the winter months. National Grid Foundation announced on Friday a grant of $120,000 for 2018 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany to help people with heating assistance.

Not only has the National Grid Foundation come forward with its 10th successive grant, but the increase in this year’s grant means that over 1,400 people will be helped with non-fuel specific emergency heating or energy assistance in the fourteen counties served by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.

As part of its specialized effort to serve the many people who come to us looking for assistance, Catholic Charities is challenging the greater community to contribute to the Emergency Assistance Fund and help our neighbors in need. A gift as small as $5 can help keep a family warm for an evening.

Contributions to this fund will support individuals and families who come to us for help with heat, utility bills, food, warm clothing or other emergency assistance. You can donate by clicking the donate button below.


About National Grid Foundation

The National Grid Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life across its grant making territory. The Foundation’s ongoing challenge is to create opportunities for solutions to educational and environmental issues. Its objective is based on the principle that giving people the tools to build hope is an essential ingredient in the development of individuals, families and communities. Since its inception in December 1998, the Foundation has provided more than $23 million in grants to 1,000 organizations in its grant-making territory.