Grant Program

Williams is committed to being a good community neighbor and environmental steward. That’s why we established a fund to benefit local communities within the areas affected by the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project.

Commitment to our neighbors

Established in 2015, the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program is intended to benefit community organizations in communities within the Atlantic Sunrise footprint.

Since 2015, the Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program has shared more than $2.2 million across the 10-county Atlantic Sunrise project area in support of noteworthy projects.

Last spring, Williams distributed more than $264,000 to 41 organizations that reside in, and/or provide services to communities where the proposed Atlantic Sunrise project would be constructed and operated.

Grants up to $10,000 per funding cycle are awarded based on community need and can be used to provide environmental benefit, economic development, and community benefit.

Have a project in mind? Projects funded by the Williams Atlantic Sunrise grant program should provide community benefits, such as:

  1. Emergency/first responder support
  2. Youth or senior services
  3. Education programs
  4. Economic development
  5. Enhancement of open spaces and park land for recreational enjoyment
  6. Assistance in the enrichment of wildlife habitat
  7. Promotion of environmental education
  8. Purchases of property for preservation of wetlands and wildlife habitat
  9. Purchases of property to access public lands, water resources, scenic and wildlife views, and for enhancement or development of active recreational areas


Community organizations can complete an electronic application on this website beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Project submissions must be received by Sept 1 for consideration. This cycle of grant awards will be announced in the spring. 


  1. Applications are only accepted online.
  2. Applications accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
  3. Applications must be received by March 1 and September 1 of each year.
  4. Grant awards will be announced in the spring and fall of each year.
  5. Priority will be given to community projects located within the vicinity of Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise project.
  6. Project must be started within 12 months of receiving funding.
  7. Grant recipients will be selected based on community benefits.
  8. Projects with a matching element will be given priority.
  9. Projects must have a proven capability of completion/success.
  10. Applicants may request up to $10,000 per funding cycle.
  11. Grants cannot be awarded to labor, fraternal, or political causes; additionally, grants cannot be awarded to churches or religious organizations that require service recipients to participate in religious activities and/or receive religious instruction or paraphernalia in order to receive service.