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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Communities for Environmental Projects

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Duke Energy Foundation

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Grants to Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina nonprofits, school districts, and agencies in communities served by the funding source for environmental and nature-related projects. Funding for the current grant cycle is intended for programs that promote water quality/quantity, access, and conservation; forest and habitat restoration and conservation; and species conservation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184623

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grant funding consideration, your organization must meet the following criteria:
- Have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or be a governmental entity. Governmental entities will need to submit an IRS letter of determination.
- Serve communities that are also served by Duke Energy
- Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin
- Have a method by which to measure, track and report one or more program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact.

Foundation grant support is not available for:
- Churches or evangelical organizations
- Organizations with a substantial purpose of influencing any political, legislative or regulatory cause
- Fraternal, veteran or labor membership organizations serving only the members of that organization
- Organizations offering or providing either Duke Energy Corporation, the Duke Energy Foundation, or their respective officers or employees any benefit from the grant.

The Foundation does not fund grants for programs and projects associated with, but not limited to, the following:
- Individual schools or organizations that operate within an individual school. - We will consider school grants at the district level.
- Sports teams or events, with the exception of Power for Students.
- Religious programs, projects or activities
- Direct cost reduction for electric or natural gas service provided by Duke Energy
- General operating expenses
- Capital investments and improvements
- Endowments or other foundations.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is open May 1 – July 31; grant decisions are announced by Sept. 30, 2019.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida;   Indiana;   Kentucky;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   South Carolina