Grants and Volunteer Programs
Areas of Focus
Arts and CultureIn 2015 we gave $2.5 million to groups that provided visual and performing art programs in public schools.
Success Story: Education Through Music, Inc.
We helped bring comprehensive music education to nearly 27,000 at-risk students. Participants improved their artistic and creative skills, learned to focus their attention, and said they cared more about school after going through the program.
We donated $300,000 to programs that help young people get interested in the democratic process, and give them the skills necessary to voice their opinions, affect policy changes, and remain civically engaged throughout their lives.
Success Story: Generation Citizen
Our support helped middle and high school students learn how to solve problems in their own communities and put civics into action. Projects during the 10-week program included interning for local council members and lobbying for youth participation on community boards.
We gave $1.7 million to groups that focus on youth, law enforcement, housing services, landmark conservation, and diversity.
Success Story: Police Athletic League
We sponsor hands-on STEM learning, activities, and field trips at 24 after-school centers in low-income communities. Students show off what they’ve learned at a year-end science fair.
We gave $3.5 million to 188 STEM education programs that inspire students to imagine, invent, and engineer.
Success Story: Energy Tech High School
Our employees spent more than 160 hours teaching Energy Tech students to help prepare them for careers in engineering and technology. We also hosted tours of our plants and work sites to show the variety of jobs available at Con Edison.
We gave $1.2 million in charitable support focused on energy efficiency, preservation of natural resources, environmental education, and green careers.
Success Story: Green Design Lab, Solar One
We empowered students to think about ways to use less energy, and come up with projects to make their schools more sustainable. The 140 participating schools now use 4.2 percent less energy on average.
Our employees and their families donate time and resources to their communities at volunteer events. Nearly 600 of our people volunteered more than 8,000 hours at 180+ events in 2015.
Success Story: Habitat for Humanity®
More than 150 Con Edison volunteers offered over 950 hours of expertise to install energy-saving features in homes, including high-performance insulation and solar panels.
We encourage our employees to contribute to nonprofit organizations throughout New York City and Westchester County, and match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. We give up to $625,000 per year in matching gifts.
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