PPL Major Grants

PPL Foundation

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Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000

Deadline: Sep 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Clinton County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Helping Communities Thrive

The PPL Foundation promotes the development of sustainable communities and supports our children’s success from cradle to career.

Delivering safe, reliable and affordable power to our customers is our primary role, but we know there are other ways to empower a community. Supporting innovative education programs, helping to revitalize neighborhoods and fostering the development of the future workforce are ways PPL helps to strengthen the communities it serves.

PPL goes beyond its core business by focusing its energy on being a good neighbor through a long-standing commitment to corporate citizenship. Our commitment to the environment, philanthropic contributions and the dedicated volunteerism of our employees allow us to improve the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Philanthropic Focus Areas 

As a keystone in each of the communities we serve, the PPL Foundation contributes millions of dollars annually, partnering with nonprofit organizations working in the following areas.


Building a strong foundation is critical to the success of today’s students. Contributions in this area will support equitable and engaging high-quality educational opportunities for all students, with a particular emphasis on those in need. Programs supported through grants include, but are not limited to – early childhood education; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs; literacy; summer learning; and career and college preparatory programs.

Sustainable Communities

A strong community is one in which all residents are empowered to fulfill their potential. Improving the lives and well-being of residents in central and eastern Pennsylvania by fostering the development of safe, strong and sustainable communities is a primary objective of the PPL Foundation. Funding priorities include support for emergency and disaster preparedness, environmental conservation initiatives and neighborhood improvement programs.

Major Grants

Grants support nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives and well-being of residents by improving education and fostering the development of safe, strong and sustainable communities. Applications will be accepted August through September 15.

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


  • Our objective is to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, with a particular focus on the 29 Pennsylvania counties served by PPL Electric Utilities. 
  • Any nonprofit organization (501c3) working to improve the community through initiatives focused on education, community revitalization and workforce development can apply for a grant.
  • Grant applicants should be located in a region served by PPL Electric Utilities. 
  • Major grant requests from organizations located outside the PPL Electric Utilities region will be considered, but the organization should prove that its activities benefit the PPL Electric Utilities region in addition to other areas.


  • Municipalities, schools and chambers of commerce are not eligible.