12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 09:54
More than $575,000 awarded to 13 nonprofit organizations working to improve education, promote development of sustainable communities
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 3, 2019) - The PPL Foundation recently awarded more than $575,000 in funding to support 13 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives and well-being of individuals throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The foundation's latest investments support innovative programs such as a cybersecurity laboratory to help a community college expand its curriculum in a growing industry, an after-school program to engage at-risk students and allow them to explore their career opportunities, the expansion of a rural county's lone homeless shelter and a grassroots initiative to help stem the spread of gun violence in Allentown.
'Our goals are to help build safe, strong and vibrant communities in which everyone can reach their full potential, and to support education that opens the door to opportunity and success for today's youth,' said Ryan Hill, PPL Foundation president. 'We are continuously inspired by the caring, commitment and creativity of the many nonprofit organizations who make a lasting difference in our communities, and this year's grant recipients are no exception. We're proud to support their efforts.'
The grants announced today are helping organizations fulfill their missions across the company's 29-county service territory in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The 2019 PPL Foundation Major Grant recipients are:
Earlier this year, the PPL Foundation awarded $450,000 in sustaining grants to more than 70 community organizations. The PPL Foundation also contributed more than $2 million to support local United Way organizations. Today's announcement brings the Foundation's 2019 community contributions to more than $3 million.
The PPL Foundation awards grants in spring and fall. The next grant cycle, for sustaining grants that assist organizations with general operating expenses, begins in January. Interested organizations can apply for grants from $1,000 to $25,000.
To be considered for a grant, all organizations must apply online. Please visit www.pplcares.com to learn more.
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About the PPL Foundation
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are doing innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities and supporting children's success from cradle to career. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania.