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Nicor Gas announces $100,000 in support of community programs promoting stability, wellness

NAPERVILLE, ILJune 1, 2023 – Expanding on its commitment to support critical needs across its service territory, Nicor Gas is announcing $100,000 in funding to support basic human needs programming.

Starting June 1, nonprofit organizations may apply for these assistance grants from Nicor Gas to support their initiatives that provide food, shelter, clothing and disaster relief to the community.

Applications are available at through August 31 with funding decisions by October 31. Selected nonprofits and community organizations will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in grant funds this year.

“At Nicor Gas, we believe that a healthy and stable community is a thriving community,” said Jackie Nagel, manager of Community Affairs. “We are proud to partner with organizations and programs that are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors by providing the most basic needs and providing support where there is an acute need for assistance.”

In 2022, the company provided grant support to:

  • Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry – Supported mobile pantries throughout Fox Valley, distributing food, diapers, hygiene products, baby formula and other basic need items.
  • South Suburban PADS – Supported emergency shelter, food and case management to help families move into stable housing.
  • Rock River Valley Pantry – Supported the delivery of dairy products to those experiencing food insecurity in the Rockford area.

To submit an application for the basic needs and energy assistance grants, visit

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.3 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.3 million natural gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit 

Media Contact:
Allison Gregoire