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 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.

It is highly encouraged that prospective applicants review the Program Rules section to determine eligibility before applying.


  • To access the 2024 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
  • Please note, due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback or guidance on areas of consideration regarding your 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.
  • Grant awards range from $500 to $15,000.
  • All applicants will receive a notification of approval or declination starting in mid-September and through November 2024 from


  • 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:


  1. Environmental Sustainability (promote environmental sustainability; facilitate clean energy innovation; preserve ecosystems and encourage conservation and foster environmental justice)
  2. 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)
  3. 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 (Salem County).
  • Requests must be for program support. Consideration will be granted for requests focused on capacity building. General operating, capital campaigns, capital projects, bricks and mortar, third party support and event sponsorships will not be considered.
  • Requests must be for an upcoming grant cycle (after June 1, 2024) and cannot be back dated for a grant term that has concluded. If applying for a summer program, keep in mind that decisions will not be made until the fall of 2024, therefore funding requests should be for the following year’s summer program.


We will not consider support for the following:

  1. Organizations that do not meet IRS, and charitable giving regulatory requirements
  2. Programs/organizations for which PSEG is asked to serve as the sole founder
  3. Athletic, labor, or fraternal groups
  4. Endowments
  5. Sectarian purpose programs that promote religious doctrine or exclude participants based on religion
  6. Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, gender or marital status
  7. Political causes, candidates, organizations, and/or campaigns
  8. Organizations with a primary purpose of influencing legislation
  9. State government, state government agencies, municipalities, and municipal agencies
  10. Organizations identified as involved with terrorist groups by the Office of Homeland Security
  11. Funding requests for general operating, capital campaigns, capital projects, bricks and mortar, third party support and event sponsorships will not be considered.



  • June 1: Program Launches - eligible nonprofit organizations must apply via the 2024 NPP application portal
  • June 30: Program deadline - applications submitted after 11:59 P.M. on June 30 will not be considered (DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS – EXTENSION REQUESTS BEYOND THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
  • July 1 - August 31: Application assessment
  • Mid- September – November: Notifications of approval or declination will be sent out via email from
  • Mid-September through November: Payment disbursement