National Grid said it donated more than $4.7 million to charitable and nonprofit organizations in its service area of New England and New York.
With offices in Westborough, National Grid serves electricity and natural gas customers in more than 900 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.
National Grid said that donations between April 2006 and March 2007 were $1 million more than the donations in the comparable period for the previous year.
Through payroll deductions and the company's matching gifts program, National Grid employees gave $1.6 million to various charitable organization, bringing total donations from both National Grid and its employees to more than $6 million, National Grid said.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)