United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas Award $450,000 in Tax Assistance to 64 Organizations

Adding to the nearly $4 million in grants awarded since 2010 through the NAA Program

ORANGE, CT — December 8, 2021 — United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) — all subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. — distributed a combined total of $450,000 in grants to 65 organizations. The funding will help support organizations across the state. The grants, made possible by Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program, are aimed at helping nonprofit community and neighborhood organizations across the state improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs. The NAA Tax Credit Program is administered by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Revenue Services (DRS). 

Since 2010, UI, SCG and CNG have awarded $3.8 million in grants through the NAA Program, which offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations. This year UI, SCG and CNG have given $150,000 each for a combined total of $450,000 to the tax credit program. 

“As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, we are mindful of the many people in our communities who remain in need of crucial resources – and of the important roles nonprofit organizations play in supporting them,” said Frank Reynolds, president and CEO of UI, SCG and CNG. “This program allows us to help our nonprofit partners achieve ongoing energy savings, allowing our partners to focus their resources on the critical programs and services that they provide.”

CNG’s contributions will benefit local organizations across the state including Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford to repair their high-efficiency gas furnace, Goodwin University Foundation in East Hartford to assist with retrofitting their building for energy efficiency and Operation Fuel for their ‘Better Homes and Buildings Program.” 

SCG’s contributions will benefit Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo to get new glass for their greenhouse, the Essex Historical Society for a basement dehumidification project, Green Planet Company for assisting 10 homes with the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems and the Valley Shore YMCA for a new HVAC system. 

UI’s contributions will benefit Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (Building Neighborhoods Together) in the South End neighborhood, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s window replacement program, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport for LED light upgrades, Gateway Community College in New Haven for building retrofitting and the West Haven Community House Association for capital improvements for energy efficiency. 

The 2021 NAA grants support a wide variety of projects undertaken by community organizations across the UI, SCG and CNG service territories. A complete list of grant recipients is included below. 

Organization City OpCo  Amount
Amity Teen Center Amity UI 5,000.00
Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Branford SCG 5,000.00
Boys Club & Girls Club of Bridgeport Bridgeport UI 10,000.00
Bridgeport Caribe Youth League, Inc Bridgeport SCG 8,000.00
Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (Building Neighborhoods Together) Bridgeport UI 9,036.15
Bridgeport Rescue Mission Bridgeport UI 10,000.00
Center for Family Justice, Inc. Bridgeport UI 5,000.00
Connecticut Zoological Society (Beardsley Zoo) Bridgeport SCG 8,000.00
Housatonic Community College Bridgeport UI 10,000.00
Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern Connecticut, DBA CT Housing Partners Bridgeport UI 5,000.00
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport SCG 5,000.00
Deep River Housing Authority Deep River SCG 5,000.00
First Congregational Church of Deep River Deep River SCG 5,000.00
Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. East Haddam SCG 5,000.00
Epoch Arts Energy Efficiency East Hartford CNG 5,000.00
East Hartford, Town of East Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Goodwin University Foundation, Inc. East Hartford CNG 20,000.00
Great River Land Trust, Inc. East Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Essex Historical Society Essex SCG 1,000.00
Fairfield Theatre Company Fairfield UI 5,000.00
Operation Hope of Fairfield Fairfield SCG 10,000.00
Young Men's Christian Association of Greenwich, Inc. Greenwich SCG 5,000.00
YWCA Greenwich CT, Inc. Greenwich CNG 15,000.00
Green Planet Company  Guilford SCG 5,000.00
Chrysalis Center, Inc. Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Exchange Club Center for Prevention of Child Abuse of CT, Inc. (Kidsafe) Hartford CNG 7,500.00
Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Hartford CNG 10,000.00
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corporation Hartford CNG 4,838.71
Mark Twain House  Hartford CNG 4,838.71
Open Hearth Association Hartford CNG 7,500.00
Operation Fuel Hartford CNG 10,000.00
Riverfront Recapture, Inc. Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (SINA)  Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation Ivoryton SCG 5,000.00
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc. New Britain CNG 5,000.00
Prudence Crandall Center New Britain CNG 5,000.00
Beulah Land Development Corporation New Haven SCG 5,000.00
Congregational Beth Israel New Haven SCG 5,000.00
Connecticut Association for Performing Arts (CAPA) New Haven UI 10,000.00
Continuum of Care, Inc. New Haven UI 5,000.00
Gateway Community College Foundation, Inc. New Haven UI 5,963.85
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven New Haven SCG 10,000.00
Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. New Haven UI 10,000.00
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. New Haven UI 5,000.00
New Haven HomeOwnership Center New Haven SCG 8,000.00
Saint Martin de Porres Academy New Haven UI 5,000.00
Towers at Tower Lane   New Haven UI 15,000.00
New Haven Hebrew Day School Orange UI 5,000.00
Center Stage Theatre, Inc. Shelton UI 5,000.00
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Southport SCG 5,000.00
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Stratford SCG 10,000.00
Sterling House Community Center Stratford SCG 5,000.00
Make-A-Wish Foundation Trumbull UI 5,000.00
Capital for Change Wallingford SCG 10,000.00
Ben Bronz Foundation, Inc. West Hartford CNG 15,000.00
Emanuel Synagogue West Hartford CNG 5,000.00
Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, Inc. West Hartford CNG 5,322.58
Ward Heitman House Museum Foundation, Inc. West Haven UI 5,000.00
West Haven Child Development Center, Inc. West Haven SCG 5,000.00
West Haven Community House Association, Inc. West Haven UI 5,000.00
Valley Shore YMCA West Haven SCG 5,000.00
Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven Woodbridge UI 10,000.00
Marrakech, Inc. Woodbridge SCG 15,000.00

About UI: The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1899, UI operates approximately 3,600 miles of electric distribution lines and 138 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 341,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. UI received the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award in 2019 and 2021. For more information, visit uinet.com.  

About SCG: The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1847, SCG operates approximately 2,500 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines, serving approximately 206,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. For more information, visit soconngas.com

About CNG: Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1848, CNG operates approximately 2,200 miles of natural gas distribution pipeline, serving approximately 183,000 customers across 26 communities in the greater Hartford-New Britain area, and Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information, visit cngcorp.com.   

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.   

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