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National Fuel Gas Company Foundation announces more than $200,000 in charitable grants

The Board of Directors of the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation (Foundation), the charitable arm of the National Fuel Gas Company (National Fuel), recently approved Foundation grants totaling $207,000.

According to David P. Bauer, Foundation Chairman and President and CEO of National Fuel, National Fuel awards grants to 35 nonprofit organizations, including four Community Grant recipients, nonprofit organizations nominated by our community groups. Employee Resources (ERG) and Days of Doing partners.

“We are pleased to provide grants to many nonprofit organizations throughout our service territory,” Bauer said. “While the missions of these organizations vary, each performs essential work and helps make our communities safer, healthier and more prosperous. »

In New York, Alfred State College’s Heavy Equipment Operations program received a grant to purchase a mini excavator and provide scholarships for 25 students to purchase necessary tools. The Tifft Nature Preserve also received funding for the East Canal Ecological Renewal Project to restore 63 acres of habitat through invasive species management and revegetation efforts.

In Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna Health Foundation and UPMC Wellsboro received funding to help purchase a 37-foot community mobile health unit that will travel to rural communities to provide needed health care services. A grant was also awarded to the Barber National Institute to support its accessible community pool renovation project.

Each year, National Fuel’s ERGs: EDGE Fuel, FEMALE Fuel, PRIDE Fuel and Allies, and VET Fuel, nominate nonprofit organizations whose missions and community work align with each ERG’s values ​​to the Foundation. Recipients include:

  • Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
  • Erie City Moms
  • GLYS WNY Inc.
  • Greater Erie Alliance for Equality
  • House Havre
  • The house beneath our feet
  • Leek hunting and mountain reserve
  • NWPA Pride Alliance
  • Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc.
  • WNY Pride Center
  • Mona’s House Project
  • American PTSD Foundation
  • SafeNet
  • The Upper Room of Erie
  • Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Center and Shelter

Last month, hundreds of National Fuel employees volunteered across the company’s service territory during Days of Doing (DOD), an annual three-day company-wide event. Partner organizations worked with National Fuel to make the event a success and each received a charitable donation. Recipients include:

  • Audubon Community Nature Center
  • Blossburg VIBE/Island Park
  • Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
  • Cradle Beach
  • Pennsylvania’s First Community Foundation/Rider Park Partnership
  • Friends of Knox Farm State Park
  • Friends of Twins Lake/Allegheny National Forest
  • Heart, Love and Soul
  • Ludlow Community Association/Wildcat Park
  • Our western waterfront
  • Pennsylvania Parks and Forestry Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
  • Revitalize Dunkirk, Inc.
  • Russell Fire Department/Werner Park
  • SafeNet
  • Tifft Nature Reserve
  • United Way of Erie County/Woodrow Wilson Middle School
  • Urban harvest

To learn more about the Foundation and its giving process, visit www.nationalfuel.com/corporate/national-fuel-gas-company-foundation/.

The National Fuel Gas Company Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) foundation funded entirely by National Fuel through shareholder funds to further establish National Fuel’s commitment to the community. The Foundation’s focus areas include community enrichment and safety, education, environmental stewardship and veteran services.