National Grid

National Grid Foundation

The National Grid Foundation provides community support for solutions to educational and environmental issues in the service areas of the National Grid Corporation: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and the UK.

Since 2018, the National Grid Foundation has been helping Boston Public School (BPS) teachers become better science educators. Each year three BPS teachers have been awarded a Teach Earth fellowship, joining teachers from across the USA on a hands-on citizen science expedition. They spend their days working side by side with leading scientists gathering critical data on urgent environmental issues, including the sustainable use of one of Mexico City’s last wetlands. While the evenings are spent reflecting on how to improve environmental education at their schools and creating lesson plans for their classrooms that exemplify the hands-on nature of science. Over 2,000 BPS students have benefited from National Grid’s support.


We are pleased to team up with Earthwatch and support its Teach Earth program. Together, we ultimately are providing science and sustainability education to hundreds of Boston's students that span from kindergarten to high school through this immersive teacher training program. Our work with Earthwatch helps to expand the learning experience, improve the lives of young people, and build stronger communities.

Ed White  — Executive Director of the National Grid Foundation

National Grid Foundation fellows
National Grid Foundation fellows
National Grid Foundation fellows


Earthwatch depends on donations—above and beyond what we raise from volunteers who participate on our expeditions—in order to deliver our global conservation mission. In fact, volunteer contributions provide only half of the total resources Earthwatch needs to sustain over 40 field research expeditions, a wide variety of educational programs, corporate sustainability trainings, and more each year.