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National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces $140,000 in grants to community nonprofits

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Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm

The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co. funded entirely by shareholders, recently held its quarterly meeting and approved grants totaling $140,000.

Foundation President and President and CEO of National Fuel David P. Bauer said these contributions span large portions of the company’s service territory and meet varying community needs: “The foundation continues to direct funding to nonprofits responding to the challenges of the pandemic, while at the same time remaining committed to our focus areas.”

Focus areas include the underserved/economically disadvantaged, education, community vitality/economic impact, and veterans services.

Grant recipients in New York include:

•Boys & Girls Clubs Collaborative of WNY is a premier youth-serving program in Western New York, helping more than 17,500 youth ages 4-18 annually.

•Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s “Access AK” programs are uniquely designed programs to meet the specific needs of participants, provide visitors with an inspiring experience, and foster an environment of creative participation regardless of ability.

•Mission Ignite strives to close the digital divide in the Buffalo Niagara Region through its mission to enhance educational opportunities and enrich lives through technology.

The National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation funded entirely by shareholders to better establish National Fuel’s commitment to the community.

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