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LG&E and KU Foundation Grant

Grants to Kentucky and Virginia Nonprofits for Education,
Environment, Health, Human Services and Diversity

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LG&E and KU Foundation

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Grants to Kentucky and Virginia nonprofit organizations to positively impact communities where the funding sources have a business presence. Program areas include education, environment, diversity, and health and human services. Requests must provide a clear statement of purpose and have no avoidable duplication of services of other organizations in the same general area.

Requests should fulfill specific needs within the four areas of focus:

-Education - Education is the Foundation's primary emphasis and includes innovative educational programs within public elementary, middle and secondary schools and public and private post-secondary schools. Programs involving math, science and technology are priority. This emphasis also includes educational programs that are conducted through other qualifying organizations.

-Diversity - In order to strengthen communities, the Foundation believe in a strong commitment to programs that support diversity and strive to embrace and encourage the inclusion of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

-Environment - Supporting environmental excellence is inherent and vital for the protection of the Foundation's communities and helps promote economic growth.

-Health and Human Services - Health and Human Services are programs whose goals better the health and welfare of society. Grant making in this area will be made only to United Way.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176049

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The LG&E and KU Foundation aims to proactively contribute to the communities in which it does business. LG&E serves 324,000 natural gas and 407,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 549,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.

More information about LG&E and KU service areas may be found here:

Criteria for application:
-Organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
-Grantmaking in the area of Health and Human Services will be made only to United Way.
-Requests may not involve direct support of raffles or prizes.
-The Foundation cannot receive any benefit from the donations it makes. Tables, honorary or celebratory programs/events, and other outings may be considered on a case-by-case basis from funds unrelated to the Foundation.
-Organizations should not be affiliated with religious organizations, unless the program benefits the overall community and does not solely support a specific religious doctrine.
-Organizations should not be affiliated with political, fraternal, or labor organizations.

-Individuals, pageants or travel expenses
-Organizations without an IRS 501(c)(3) designation
-United Way and Fund for the Arts agencies
-Political, fraternal, labor, or religious organizations/endeavors
-Capital campaigns
-Medical research or disease campaigns/walks
-Requests outside the Company's service territory
-Athletic sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

LG&E and KU Foundation Grant applications will be accepted through the online grant portal from Wednesday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky: LG&E and KU Service Areas;   Virginia: KU Service Area