EQT Foundation Grant Program

EQT Foundation

Grant amount: Approximately US $20,000

Next deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Feb 1, 2019, May 1, 2019, Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Kentucky: Anderson County, Bath County, Bell County, Boone County, Bourbon County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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EQT Foundation

The EQT Foundation helps communities prosper by supporting programs and organizations that reflect the values of EQT Corporation.

EQT is proud to be a part of the many communities where we operate and where our employees live and work. We believe strongly that giving back is just the right thing to do – and we’ve stayed true to that mission since the EQT Foundation was established in 2003 as a dedicated resource for financial, in-kind and volunteer support to those communities touched by our business. 

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded approximately $48 million to nonprofits in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia that are making a difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. The Foundation is committed to supporting the education of our children; the development of diverse, livable communities; preserving environmental resources; and promoting a greater appreciation for the arts.

The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home, and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The Foundation focuses its resources on areas that have a direct effect on the stability of communities and in turn, contribute to the success of its business operations in those areas. 

Funding Priorities

The EQT Foundation’s funding strategy endorses programs that directly touch the community and its residents, rather than fundraising initiatives designed to support general operating expenses. The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate positive, significant, measurable and sustainable impacts, preferring proposals grounded in solid research and analysis that demonstrate creative approaches to addressing critical issues. The Foundation also seeks evidence of:

  • Geographic setting that aligns with EQT Corporation’s business locations;
  • Ability to manage available resources effectively; and
  • Outreach that gains solid public recognition and support for the nonprofit, its program and sponsors.

The Foundation’s funding priorities are:

Arts & Culture

Support for local initiatives that are designed to give communities more exposure to artistic programming, or that promote expanded awareness, understanding and appreciation of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia. 

Examples: Museums and cultural centers; art, music and literature programs; academic and community programs exposing audiences to the history and culture of indigenous people

Community & Economic Development

Encourage the development of diverse, livable communities that can attract and retain residential, commercial and industrial growth to sustain a healthy local economy. 

Examples: community sustainability programs; festivals and other local traditions; food banks; volunteer fire departments; volunteerism and community service


With an emphasis on racial diversity, the EQT Foundation supports programs that foster inclusion and promote the diversity of communities.  

Examples: programs that support inclusive communities; programs specifically geared toward minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ, etc.


Provide students with access to programs that promote proficiency in core academic skills - particularly those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Includes programming that helps students effectively prepare to compete in the workforce, have greater choices and make positive social and economic contributions in their communities. 

Examples: Development and implementation of STEM-based curriculum and programs; technical and literacy training; computer and science camps; career planning and preparation


Support the preservation of natural resources and encourage residents and businesses to employ accepted conservation techniques and activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. 

Examples: Community gardens; wildlife and watershed conservation; environmental education; preservation and restoration of green spaces 

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


  • Institutions, organizations, or groups that are tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3).
  • The EQT Foundation gives in:
    • Pennsylvania (mostly Southwestern PA – Allegheny, Greene, and Washington counties);
    • West Virginia (northwestern portions of the state – Doddridge, Harrison, Ritchie, Tyler, and Wetzel counties);
    • Parts of eastern Kentucky; and
    • Sterling County, Texas. 


  • Tthe Foundation will not consider proposals for the following: 
    • Institutions, organizations or groups that are not tax exempt under IRS Section 501(c) (3)
    • Capital campaigns (includes endowments, new construction and building renovations, mortgage/rent/insurance/utility/moving costs, infrastructure improvements, etc.)
    • Churches or other organizations whose purpose promotes a particular religious faith or creed
    • Political parties, candidates, or public policy advocates
    • For-profit activities, businesses, associations or organizations
    • Tax-supported entities (including public school systems)
    • Fraternal, social, union or hobby/recreational clubs or organizations
    • Before/After school programs
    • Individuals/Personnel
    • Sporting events, including charity golf outings
    • Mentorship programs (other than ASPIRE)
    • Emergency or stop-gap funding
    • Organizations whose mission, operating philosophy or activities conflict with company policy and could potentially damage the company’s reputation or could result in negative publicity for the company

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