Our Programs: Energy Assistance

Working in partnership with National Grid, Con Edison and Entergy, HeartShare makes grants of up to $200 to those in need or those on the verge of having their services disconnected. Each year, HeartShare helps thousands of low-income individuals and families throughout New York City and Westchester pay their heating bills.

These grants are supported largely by donations from the community. The more money collected, the more people we are able to assist through these programs.

Neighborhood Heating Fund

HeartShare administers National Grid's heating assistance fund, the Neighborhood Heating Fund. In November 2011, a mobile-giving campaign was launched to provide an easy way for generous individuals to donate $5 to the Neighborhood Heating Fund; simply text WARMTH to 27722.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is encouraging everyone to open their hearts and make a $5 donation to the Neighborhood Heating Fund by texting WARMTH to 27722.

The following video provides information about our Energy and Community Development Programs:

In the summer of 2010, MTV Networks Entertainment Group asked employees to engage in a "Take It Off" initiative which saved the company $23,000. Those savings were donated to EnergyShare, a heating assistance program for ConEdison customers which is administered by HeartShare.

HeartShare is a member of the Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC). For more information on this network, visit