CL&P is dedicated to the vitality of the communities we serve and are focused on supporting our communities to make a positive difference in primarily three areas of focus:
- Economic and community development
We partner with local, state, and regional efforts to promote the economy and create jobs. This includes a special emphasis on small business development, entrepreneurship, new job creation and retention, and smart growth.
- Environmental leadership and stewardship
We support programs that promote environmental education, energy conservation, alternative and renewable energy, and environmental conservation projects, as well as those that protect or improve the environment.
- Workforce development and education
We fund programs that help people develop technical skills for existing and potential jobs. We also invest in higher education programs targeted to meet workforce needs.
Community Investment grants are not provided to:
- Individuals (for example, school events, conferences, and travel)
- Corporations that do not qualify as charitable organizations as defined by the IRS Code
- Projects benefiting limited groups (religious, fraternal, political)
- Private foundations or endowments
- Reducing or eliminating a pre-existing debt
- Athletic outings
- Organizations located outside the areas we serve and whose services do not benefit our customers
- Activities such as scouting, band and youth sports leagues
- Health care issues or organizations
Generally speaking, Community Investment grants are not provided to organizations that receive direct support from United Way, combined health charities, or other federated funds. We support these umbrella agencies through our United Way and United Arts corporate giving programs.
To apply for a grant, fill out our online application.
Please allow six to eight weeks lead time for all requests. If your request is time sensitive please send an e-mail to Lindsay Parke with a brief summary of the request. If we feel it's an opportunity for us to partner on, we'll request additional information and completion of the on-line application. Otherwise, we would appreciate your help using the on-line application with appropriate lead time.
Connecticut Contributions Administrator
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
Telephone: (860) 665-3306
Our Corporate Contribution Program guidelines require that all organizations receiving funding complete and return an interim (six months after receiving a grant) and final (one year after receiving a grant) progress report (Word) stating the success of the activity or project prior to any new projects or programs being considered.