Charitable Giving

The Eversource Foundation is no longer accepting applications for grants or sponsorships this year. Please check back for information regarding our 2022 giving cycle.

To support our communities and make a positive difference in the lives of our customers, the Eversource Energy Foundation provides sponsorships and grants for events and programs in communities we serve.

If you are a charitable organization seeking confirmation of an Eversource employee or retiree's charitable giving application, please visit the online giving portal.

How Can Eversource Support Your Organization?

The Eversource Energy Foundation accepts several types of charitable requests:

Event Sponsorships
Charitable Grants
Community Grants

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations seeking a sponsorship or charitable grant:

  • Must be based within Eversource's service territory
  • Must have a 501(c)(3) designation
  • Cannot be a private foundation

Eversource does not make donations to the following:

  • Organizations located outside the areas we serve
  • Organizations that do not qualify as charitable organizations as defined by the IRS Code
  • Religious institutions
  • Fraternal and political organizations
  • Golf outings
  • Capital projects
  • Private foundations or endowments
  • Reducing or eliminating a pre-existing debt
  • Personal expenses related to events, conferences, travel, etc.
  • Advertising

Contributions will generally not be granted for organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law.

There is a limit of one grant per organization in a 12-month period, with limited renewal of between 3 to 5 years.

Which grant is most appropriate for you?

Eversource sponsors events that support community organizations and where goods or services are received as part of the sponsorship.

Award Amounts

Average Eversource event sponsorship is $2,500.

Submission Deadline

Event sponsorship requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for events should be submitted at least 90 days before any print deadline. In approximately 60 days of receiving your grant request, you will be notified of the Review Committee's decision. Applications must be submitted through our online portal below.

Eversource awards program-based charitable grants for organization that support one or more of Eversource's focus areas of giving: 

  • Community Wellness and Basic Human Needs
  • Education
  • Clean Energy and Environmental Stewardship
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Economic, Community and Workforce Development

Award Amounts

The average Eversource Charitable Grant is between $2,500 and $10,000.

Submission Deadline

Charitable Grant requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Funding requests for a program or project must be submitted at least 90 days in advance. In approximately 60 days of receiving your grant request, you will be notified of the Review Committee's decision. Applications must be submitted through our online portal below.

In addition to grants through our Foundation, Eversource Community Relations awards program-based charitable grants for organizations that support one or more of Eversource's focus areas of giving:

  • Community Wellness and Basic Human Needs
  • Education
  • Clean Energy and Environmental Stewardship
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Economic, Community and Workforce Development

These small-but-impactful awards have helped thousands of citizens in the communities we serve, addressing critical issues like hunger and homelessness, education, STEM programming, the environment, public safety and more.

Award Amounts

Community Impact Grants are between $500 - $2,500.

Submission Deadline

Community Grant requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Funding requests for a program or project must be submitted at least 90 days in advance. Applications must be submitted through our online portal below. Please visit the Community Relations page for more information.

If your organization is interested in applying for a Community Grant, there is someone to assist in every state:

CTCommunityRelations@eversource.com
MACommunityRelations@eversource.com 
NHCommunityRelations@eversource.com

How To Apply

Complete the online application form on CyberGrants.

Should you have questions on the application process or the appropriate category for your request, please do not hesitate to contact us at Giving@eversource.com.