Duke Energy: Environment Grants

Duke Energy

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Counties in Florida: Alachua County, Bay County, Brevard County, Citrus County, Columbia County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Charitable giving and volunteerism are an integral part of Duke Energy’s commitment to the communities we serve. Strong, vibrant communities do not happen by accident. They are the result of hard work, significant investments of time and key partnerships to solve challenges.

The Duke Energy Foundation, along with employee and retiree volunteers, provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where our customers live and work. In 2015, the Foundation provided more than $30 million in charitable giving. We review funding requests at the regional level and target programs aligned with our investment priorities that have the greatest impact on community needs.


We are dedicated to being good stewards of the environment. Duke Energy supports local programs that help protect and restore wildlife and natural resources, with a special focus on water and air, as well as environmental education programs and programs that support research in emerging energy technologies.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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;
    • Serve communities that are also served by Duke Energy; see listing here.
    • Serve communities without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation or national origin;
    • Have method by which to measure and 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 organization serving only the members of that organization    
    • Organizations offering or providing either Duke Energy Corp., 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    
    • Sports teams or events    
    • Animal shelters    
    • Religious programs, projects or activities    
    • Cost reduction for electric or gas service provided by the company    
    • Economic development activities specific to recruiting industry to Duke Energy’s electric or gas systems    
    • Fundraising events    
    • General operating expenses    
    • Capital investments and improvements, except in rare cases    
    • Endowments or other Foundations, except in rare cases

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