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At this time, Foundation does not have an open call for application in 2018 - 2019. Grants are generally offered via recommendation and invitation only. The Foundation is in the process of realigning giving and partnerships and may consider a limited number of proposals through 2020.
Information for Grant Seekers
The Avangrid Foundation is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization and is independent from the business operations of AVANGRID, Inc. The Avangrid Foundation is one of several global affiliates of the Iberdrola Foundation.
Requests that are most successful in demonstrating alignment with our mission, vision & values, quantifying impact at scale across multiple communities where we have an operating presence and are closely aligned with more than one Foundation funding priorities are most often considered.
Qualified entities are welcome to submit an expression of interest to the Foundation via email throughout the year. If the inquiry is determined to qualify, the Foundation may contact the potential grantee with an invitation to formally inquire for funding.
When funding is available, preliminary decisions are generally made annually, during the early 4Q of the prior fiscal year (fiscal year is January to December), with ongoing diligence and partnership efforts. The Board of Directors are the sole decision-maker in grant-making. This process to subject to change.
Please note that the Foundation does not oversee corporate sponsorship's or corporate contributions as it relates to events, fundraisers, sports-related engagements, direct/employee volunteer activities, marketing or advertising.
A Worldwide Impact
The Avangrid Foundation focuses giving primarily in, but not limited to, organizations with a presence in the communities we serve, both in our everyday work and in those times and places of extraordinary crisis or special need. We also invest with prominent partners that are making a difference locally and globally in the areas of higher education, environment and climate action and sustainable development.
Overseas we provided emergency humanitarian assistance to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and awarded scholarships for U.S.-based students to study in the United States and abroad.
Community-based Organizations & Local Giving*
CBOs seeking to enter into the Foundation process are suggested to confer with our locally-based colleagues first. Due to the number of inquiries and the scope of the Foundation footprint, we work closely with them to evaluate potential partnerships that may serve a single community and to leverage these relationships through funding, when appropriate. For related inquiries, please contact the AVANGRID community –facing offices directly via the links below:
*CBOS for the purposes of the Avangrid Foundation are not-for-profit entities with activities at a single community level aimed at bringing about improvement in the social well-being of individuals, small groups and neighborhoods.
For questions related to AVANGRID’s Corporate Social Responsibly policy or AVANGRID Corporate giving programs and guidelines, please contact AVANGRID’s Compliance department.