Good Neighbor Energy Fund


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is a cooperative effort between Massachusetts energy companies and The Salvation Army of Massachusetts that provides energy assistance to those in temporary crisis. This Fund really helps the people who might otherwise not be served, mainly the underemployed of Massachusetts.

    Now in its 35th year, the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund has provided energy assistance to hundreds-of-thousands of residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds.

    Since its inception in 1985, The Good Neighbor Energy Fund has raised over $22 million and assisted more than 90,250 households with a month's energy expense.
  • Additional Info:
    Requests for assistance go through The Salvation Army, which has income and household member eligibility guidelines for qualification. To qualify for assistance, an applicant's gross household income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state's median income levels. Those who qualify may receive up to $250 per household per heating season.

    Apply by calling the 800 number or contacting the local Salvation Army Service Center.

    Newburyport Corps
    40 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950-2751
    ph. (978) 465-0883


  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Families, Seniors: 60+
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Fuel & Utility Assistance