Powerful Communities: Local Impact Grants

Duke Energy

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Florida: Alachua County, Bay County, Citrus County, Columbia County, Dixie County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



When local communities thrive, it’s powerful. We know at the heart of many communities are grassroots efforts that have great impact.

We accept applications for Local Impact grants year-round.

Grants under $10,000 are available in four defined areas:

  • K-12 Education
  • Nature
  • Workforce
  • State Strategic Impact 

Additional focus areas may be defined by the community relations manager in each geographic region under $5,000. Power for Students grants aiming to improve extracurricular activities and programs for students in underserved communities are available under $5,000.

Power For Students

The Power for Students program aims to improve extracurricular activities and programs for students in underserved communities, helping to level the playing field and give all students the opportunities they deserve.

Examples may include, but are not limited to, support for:

  • Athletics and sports activities
  • After-school enrichment programs

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. 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
    • External fundraising campaigns or events
    • General operating expenses
    • Capital investments and improvements
    • Endowments or other foundations