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Nonprofit Special Hardship

ComEd understands some organizations face hardships, making it difficult for them to pay their electric bills. That is why we are proud to lend a hand through the Nonprofit Special Hardship program, providing grants of up to $2,000, once every two years, to eligible nonprofit organizations who have fallen behind on their electric bills and face possible disconnection of their electric service.

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Program Eligibility and Qualifications

  • The applicant must be a registered Not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation that does not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a significant financial hardship for the organization within the last year.
  • Must complete the program application and supply all of the required information to demonstrate program eligibility.

Examples of Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Corporations

  • Centers for people with disabilities
  • Senior centers
  • Centers for homeless
  • Cooling centers
  • Supportive living facilities
  • Adult day care services
  • Churches

Apply Online

To be considered for a variable grant once every 2 years, please complete the online application form. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.

More Information

The Nonprofit Special Hardship program is administered for ComEd by Elevate Energy. Elevate Energy is a nonprofit organization that helps people do more with less energy. Elevate Energy designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Questions about an application already in progress should be directed to Elevate Energy at or by calling 1-773-269-4037.

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