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PSEG Foundation Funding Opportunities

Guidelines and Application

The PSEG Foundation invests in programs that support STEM Education, Safety Disaster Relief, Sustainable Neighborhoods and Volunteerism.  Organizations with programs that meet these criteria can apply online between January and October 31st.  Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the appropriate PSEG representative. Please read our priority area descriptions and other criteria carefully. Feel free to print our list of application questions and shortcut tips before applying.

For assistance with on-line funding requests, please contact:  Maria.Spina@pseg.com; 973-430-5255


What are the PSEG Foundation’s priority areas of giving?

  • SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS
    Investing in the economic vitality and environmental quality of the communities where we do business.  Revitalize non-profits and small businesses via organizations that build capacity and encourage minority and women-owned business success.
    • Revitalize communities that encourage the success of the family unit.
    • Community centers.
    • Sustaining neighborhoods and parks.
  • SAFETY
    Strengthening safety systems and building resilience within our communities.
    • Disaster relief and first responder support.
    • Electric and natural gas safety education.
    • Customer care to ensure safe conditions.
    • Employee health and safety.
    • Develop proactive, responsive and well-trained leaders in safety planning and implementation.
    • In partnership with hospitals, define burn safety and provide preventative and responsive measures to employees and local community centers.
  • STEM EDUCATION
    Sparking curiosity and building a continued passion for science, technology, engineering and math.
    • Prepare students for college and career success by promoting the application and mastery of problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills.
    • Foster a pathway to success for students studying STEM subjects in higher education, particularly women and minorities.
    • Facilitate and create impactful learning experiences through the unique environments presented by out of school time programs.
    • Promote energy and environmental education.
  • PSEG EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT/ VOLUNTEERISM
    Engaging PSEG employees, their families and non-profit organizations through structured volunteer programs and opportunities.

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What additional criteria are considered?

  • The organization must be an IRS approved 501(c)(3) or a 170(B).
  • The organization’s scope, i.e. geographic area served and number of people that will benefit.
  • Effectiveness/results of the program, as well as availability of funding sources and program budgets.
  • Priority consideration is given to organizations/programs in PSEG’s service area.
  • Limited funding is available for arts, sports, community fairs, and other community functions.

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What types of organizations or programs are not eligible for funding?

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
  • Organizations outside the PSEG service area, unless benefitting PSEG's service area.
  • Sectarian purpose programs that promote religious doctrines or exclude participants based on religion.
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation or religion.
  • Organizations with a primary purpose of influencing legislation.
  • Athletic, labor or fraternal groups.
  • Organizations that address single-health issues.
  • Endowments.
  • Programs/organizations for which PSEG is asked to serve as the sole funder.

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Who Will Review My Funding Request?

Regional or Statewide Funding Requests:

  • STEM Education
    Lisa Gleason
    Corporate Responsibility Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
    80 Park Plaza, T11
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Sustainable Neighborhoods
    Jennifer Coyne
    Corporate Responsibility Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
    80 Park Plaza, T11
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Safety: Disaster Relief
    Marion O’Neill
    Manager Corporate Contributions
    80 Park Plaza, T11
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Safety: Hospitals
    Maria Spina
    Grants Specialist
    80 Park Plaza, T11
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Volunteerism 
    Roben Rasheed-Hernandez
    Employee & Volunteer Programs Coordinator
    80 Park Plaza, T11
    Newark, NJ 07102

Other Foundation Contacts:

Ellen Lambert - Foundation President
80 Park Plaza, T11
Newark, NJ 07102

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Short Cuts & Tips

  • You can cut and paste from your documents into the PSEG Funding Application.
  • You can preview and print a list of application questions before going online to apply.
  • You do not have to finish your application on your initial visit. You have up to 120 days to revise your application draft before it is automatically deleted.

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