Duke Energy: K to Career Grants

Duke Energy

Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

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.

K to Career Program

We support effective education programs and initiatives that span the kindergarten-to-career spectrum, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), childhood reading proficiency and workforce development.

Programs that foster a growing interest in the STEM fields and/or enhance childhood literacy help our communities continue to grow and produce skilled workers who bring new ideas and innovations to our lives. Our children are the future leaders of our communities, and it is imperative that we contribute to their success.

Education and training are important throughout one's career. Workforce development initiatives, including higher education and job readiness programs, can help create the next generation workforce business and industries need to be successful.

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.
    • 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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