In support of our aspiration to become North America's Premier Regulated Energy Company, NiSource has established the NiSource Charitable Foundation, with a mission to help create strong and sustainable communities where our employees and customers live and work. In close collaboration with NiSource employees and community partners, the Foundation seeks opportunities to provide funding and encourage volunteer support for non-profit organizations in the areas of:
- Community Vitality and Development,
- Environmental and Energy Sustainability,
- Learning and Science Education, and
- Public Safety and Human Services.
Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)(3) or other non-profit as determined by the Internal Revenue Service with a focus in one or more of the defined areas and have a direct impact in our service area.
Individuals; religious organizations other than universities or colleges; political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns; organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin or disability; sports sponsorships; and organizations requesting goodwill advertising for fundraising benefits and program books are not eligible.
The Foundation evaluates requests on the following areas: quality, strategic potential, community impact/public benefit, and management. The Foundation reserves the right to decline any request, change guidelines without notice or reduce any gift amounts in accordance with corporate budgets, program guidelines or conflict of interest with NiSource.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the local NiSource subsidiary community relations representative. You also may contact the NiSource Charitable Foundation directly regarding the grant process at:
NiSource Charitable Foundation
Attn: Jennifer Moench