At Nicor Gas, we believe that part of our corporate responsibility is to give back to our communities, and our philanthropic focus is designed to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicor Gas is currently re-evaluating its Corporate Giving Program to determine the best support strategy for current and future relief efforts. Our grant review and awarding processes will be delayed as we asses our giving for the remainder of 2020.
Thank you for patience during these unprecedented times.
The distinct areas of giving we focus our energy on are:
Currently, we are accepting grant requests for all categories throughout the year. Please note that Nicor Gas can consider grant requests only from those organizations classified as 501(c)(3), tax-exempt by the IRS. Nicor Gas does not contribute to individuals, religious organizations or private K-12 schools.
A few examples of our contribution recipients by pillar:
Basic Human Needs and Energy Assistance
American Red Cross
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Metropolitan Family Services
100 Black Men of Chicago
Chinese American Service League
National Museum of Mexican Art
Illinois FIRST Robotics
Illinois Fire Chiefs Education and Research Foundation
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Nicor Gas is proud of our long association with United Way, which began in 1954, and continues today.
By helping fund more than 1,000 health and human service agencies throughout northern Illinois,United Way enriches, strengthens and nurtures communities to make them more vibrant places to live and work.
If your organization would like to submit a request for a contribution, please email the required information below to the following e-mail address: G2NicorGasContributi@southernco.com.
Your request must include:
Grants are most likely to be awarded to organizations that fall into one of the five focus areas noted above and whose programs benefit those within Nicor Gas’ service area.
Contributions are not made to: