Jun 23, 2016
The PPL Foundation today announced that it is awarding more than $450,000 in sustaining grants to 95 nonprofit organizations 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 eastern and central Pennsylvania. Together we are working to empower communities.”
The awards announced today will 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.
Some examples of the initiatives and projects that received support through the PPL Foundation Sustaining Grant program include:
- Building 21 High School in Allentown
- Bloomsburg University Foundation’s STEM Magnet program
- Da Vinci Science Center
- Workforce Wayne
- Harrisburg Parks Foundation
- Audubon Pennsylvania
- Skills in Scranton – Business Education Partnership
- East Stroudsburg University’s Center for Research and Economic Development
- LEAF Project
- Lancaster City Alliance
Additionally, contributions were made to libraries and other literacy-focused organizations in support of Cover to Cover, the PPL Foundation’s new initiative to improve child literacy through reading and summer learning programs.
PPL is committed to supporting communities across its 29-county service area and providing tools that help empower economic vitality.
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. Please visit www.pplcares.com to learn more.
About the PPL Foundation
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are doing innovative and groundbreaking work to create vital, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in north and central Pennsylvania.