Neighborhood Partners Program
The PSEG Foundation is committed to creating more inclusive, sustainable and equitable communities for all. As part of the commitment to social value, the PSEG Foundation announced its new strategic pillars of environmental sustainability, social justice, equity and economic empowerment in April 2022. In nearly 10 years since the inception of the Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP), the PSEG Foundation has made great strides with affecting change in the communities it serves. Through the NPP, the PSEG Foundation aims to partner with organizations that are transformative, leading change on issues impacting our communities and working towards collaborative solutions.
The NPP provides support to grassroots, community based organizations in areas focused on addressing the inequities and inequalities in under-recognized communities throughout PSEG’s service and operating territory. The PSEG Foundation seeks to assist our communities through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion, and factors affecting the under-recognized to reduce inequalities and inequities. It is highly encouraged that prospective applicants review the Program Rules section to determine eligibility before submitting an application.
A Selection Committee will evaluate all applications. Awardees will be selected based on demonstrated program effectiveness, depth, breadth, and overall alignment with the PSEG Foundation strategic pillars. Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 will be awarded. All applicants will receive a notification of approval or declination in mid-September 2023.
To access the 2023 NPP application portal and begin your application, please click here.
For technical support with your application, please contact the IT help desk by clicking "Need Support" within your application. For inquiries not related to technical issues or program rules, please email CorporateCitizenship@pseg.com.
Please note, due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback on specific applications.
- The organization must be an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization and in good standing with the IRS
- Funding consideration will be provided for programs in alignment with one or more of the PSEG Foundation pillars:
- Environmental Sustainability (promote environmental sustainability; facilitate clean energy innovation; preserve ecosystems and encourage conservation and foster environmental justice)
- Social Justice (empower diverse and inclusive communities, focusing on addressing inequities; elevate prosperity in communities through strategic initiatives aimed at closing the wealth inequality gap; promote diversity, equity and inclusion, racial and cultural awareness and inequity studies and research
- Equity & Economic Empowerment (increase awareness of STEM education and workforce readiness; expand educational opportunities; support neighborhood revitalization through economic development and build healthy, safe and resilient communities)
- Nonprofits can only receive one (1) grant per calendar year from the PSEG Foundation
- Organization and program must be within PSEG's service or operating territory
- Requests must be for program support. Consideration will be granted for requests focused on capacity building. We will not consider support for general operating or third party support
- Requests must be for an upcoming grant cycle and cannot be back dated for a grant term that has concluded
We will not consider support for the following:
- Organizations that do not meet IRS, and charitable giving regulatory requirements
- Programs/organizations for which PSEG is asked to serve as the sole founder
- Athletic, labor, or fraternal groups
- Sectarian purpose programs that promote religious doctrine or exclude participants based on religion
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, gender or marital status
- Political causes, candidates, organizations, and/or campaigns
- Organizations with a primary purpose of influencing legislation
- State government, state government agencies, municipalities, and municipal agencies
- Organizations identified as involved with terrorist groups by the Office of Homeland Security
- June 1: Program Launches - eligible nonprofit organizations must apply via the 2023 NPP application portal
- June 30: Program deadline - applications submitted after 11:59 P.M. on June 30 will not be considered
- July 1 - August 31: The Selection Committee reviews all applications and selects the winning proposals
- Mid- September: Announcements & Notifications - notifications will be sent out via email
- Mid-September through October: Payment disbursement