07/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2019 12:09
The PPL Foundation awarded $450,000 in grants to support education programs and sustainable community initiatives.
Allentown, Pa. (July 8, 2019) - The PPL Foundation on Monday (7/8) announced $450,000 in grants to 86 nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania to support education initiatives and strengthen community resources.
'The PPL Foundation is proud to support nonprofit organizations that are making a real and lasting difference in their communities,' said Ryan Hill, president of the PPL Foundation. 'These organizations are working to improve students' chances of academic success, to encourage conservation of our natural resources, to revitalize downtown districts and to deliver positive outcomes that change lives.'
Examples of the initiatives and projects receiving support through the PPL Foundation Sustaining Grant program include:
Among the grants awarded were 10 for libraries and other literacy-focused organizations in support of Cover to Cover, the PPL Foundation's 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 of $25,000 to $100,000, begins in August. To be considered for a grant, all organizations must apply online.
Please visit pplcares.com to learn more.
About the PPL Foundation
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation will support organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. To learn more, visit pplcares.com.