The PPL Foundation awarded more than $450,000 in sustaining grants to 95 nonprofit organizations, including 17 environmental groups, across Pennsylvania to support their efforts to improve education, develop the future workforce and revitalize communities.
“At PPL, our commitment to the communities we serve guides our work every day. Whether it’s delivering power to homes or businesses or volunteering as tutors at local schools, our employees bring that commitment to life,” said Ryan Hill, president of the PPL Foundation. “The PPL Foundation’s sustaining grant program allows us to further that commitment through partnerships with nonprofit organizations that have a meaningful and positive impact on communities throughout northern and central Pennsylvania. Together we are working to empower communities.”
The awards announced in June 2016 support a variety of projects in PPL Foundation’s focus areas: education, workforce development and community revitalization. The Foundation’s sustaining grants, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 each, provide organizations with funding for specific projects or general operating funds.
Environmental groups awarded grants include: Audubon Pennsylvania, Brodhead Watershed Association, Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Eastern PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Eckley Miners’ Village Associates, Friends of the Nescopeck, Harrisburg Parks Foundation (Foundation for Enhancing Communities), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, LEAF (Leadership, Education and Farming) Project, Little Shamokin Creek Watershed Association, Manada Conservancy in Hummelstown, Merrill Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pocono Environmental Education Center, SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education) of Northeastern PA and the Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition,
The PPL Foundation awards grants in spring and fall. The next grant cycle, for major grants, begins in August.To be considered for a grant, all organizations must apply online at the PPL Foundation website.