Each week Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is The
Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation.
Areas: In 2005, the foundation launched L.E.A.D.S., which gives
funding priority to organizations that advance and support:
||Literacy and K-12 education.|
||Environmental stewardship. |
||Assistance with low-income energy needs.
||Development of communities. |
||Service to neighbors. |
foundation assists specific, well-defined areas of the nonprofit
community throughout its three-state service area in North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Eligibility: Applicants for grants from the Piedmont Natural
Gas Foundation must be nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or qualified
addition, the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation will not consider
requests from the following types of organizations or for the following
||Types of Organizations NOT eligible for funding:
or veterans organizations.|
||Contributions will not generally be made to or
||Individuals (including scholarships). |
level private schools. |
and conferences. |
professional fundraising organizations. |
social causes. |
and veterans organizations or private clubs. |
organizations with programs limited to or expressly for
their membership only. |
events and programs. |
proposals that fall outside the stated guidelines or the
geographic area in which Piedmont Natural Gas does business.
foundation is prevented by federal law by making a grant to any
cause from which the company will receive any benefit, such as:
tickets to fundraising events, memberships to museums, various sponsorship
packages, etc., which can constitute self-dealing situations.
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: If, after a thorough review of Piedmont Natural Gas
Foundation's purpose, areas of support, and key guidelines, an organization
meets all eligibility requirements, it should submit an online
application. All nonprofit organizations seeking grants must
adhere to the foundation's application requirements and guidelines.
All grant requests must be submitted through a Web-based online
application. Proposals submitted in any other manner will not be
grant requests may warrant further research and evaluation as determined
by the foundation staff. In certain circumstances, the foundation
staff may request additional information, perform site visits, and
conduct interviews to provide a more focused evaluation of a particular
Ongoing. The foundation's board of directors meets quarterly to
review and award grants.
For more information about the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation,
Piedmont Natural Gas
4720 Piedmont Row Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Post Office Box 33068
Charlotte, North Carolina 28233
Phone: (704) 364-3120