October 27, 2021

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Duke Energy Foundation awards more than $311,000 in grants to support K-12 education initiatives in 15 Indiana counties | Duke Energy


  • Counties include: Boone, Crawford, Daviess, Decatur, Hamilton, Hendricks, Howard, Knox, Lawrence, Monroe, Ripley, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo and Wabash.

     


  • Many of the initiatives address student learning gaps caused by pandemic.

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $311,246 in grants to 22 different K-12 education programs in 15 Indiana counties for 2021.

The grants support summer reading programs; energy, engineering and environmental education programs; and programs that support under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences.

“We all know many students missed out on several learning opportunities last year,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “I am proud that we are able to offer these grants to students in communities throughout our service territory with the hope of helping those students catch up, restore their passion for learning and encourage them to meet and exceed their educational goals.”

“Duke Energy Foundation funding is critical to supporting literacy development during the summer for our primary students,” said Amy Etienne, principal at South Crawford Elementary school in Crawford County.  “This funding from the Foundation will support our summer reading program and provide valuable time for our students to learn.”

The Foundation makes these grants available through the company’s “Powerful Communities” program, which helps power the lives of customers and the vitality of communities through charitable giving.

The complete grant recipient list includes:
























 COUNTY

 ORGANIZATION 

 FOCUS

 GRANT

 Boone

Zionsville Education Foundation

Help teachers with resources they need to address education challenges during the pandemic

 $10,000

 Crawford

Crawford Co. Community School Corp.

Summer school for selected students to improve basic literacy skills

 $25,000

 Daviess

Vincennes Community School Corp. / Washington Learning Academy

Improve WLA learning environment through purchase of Student Emotional Learning curriculum

 $10,000

 Decatur

Decatur Co. Community Schools

Literacy camp to help young readers with 1-on-1 instruction

 $10,000

 Hamilton

Carmel Education Foundation

Summer school program for rising second-grade students to improve reading skills

 $20,000

 Knox

North Knox Primary School

Summer school program to help first and-second-grade students to improve reading skills

 $10,000

 Hendricks

Danville Community School Corp.

“Warrior Whiz” summer education remediation program

 $11,506

 Hendricks

Plainfield Community Schools

Summer reading camp to improve reading and math skills

 $10,000

 Hendricks

The Imagination Lab

One-day intensive summer Odyssey for Plainfield elementary students

 $10,000

 Howard 

Kokomo School Corp.

Summer Discovery Program for early elementary students

 $20,000

 Howard

Northwestern School Corp.

Reading remediation for students in grades 1-4

 $9,240

 Howard

 United Way of Howard Co.

Program to improve literacy skills for students

 $15,000

 Lawrence

United Way of Lawrence Co.

Conduct STEM-related courses for grades K-6

 $10,000

 Monroe

Foundation for Monroe Co. Community Schools

Provide professional development for up to 150 teachers to build equity-centered education skills

 $10,000

 Ripley

Kids Discovery Factory

Renovate and expand donated building to permanently house Kids Discovery Factory

 $10,000

 Ripley

Milan Community Schools

Three-week summer remedial reading program for selected students in grades 1-3

 $10,000

 Tippecanoe

Purdue University

Projects include a summer camp devoted to empowering women in business, and PROJECT TEACH, which helps high school students explore careers in teaching

 $50,000

 Vermillion

South Vermillion Community Schools

Summer reading program to support early literacy

 $15,000

 Vigo

Chances and Services for Youth and Camp Rave / Terre Haute Children’s Museum

CASY and museum combine to offer science and literary curriculum for K-5 students to address summer “brain drain”

 $11,000

 Vigo

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Professional development for STEM teachers who teach in grades 6-12

 $10,000

 Vigo

Vigo County School Corporation

Team Vigo Summer Edition

 $15,000

 Wabash

Wabash County YMCA

SPARK – Summer Program of Awesome Reading for Kids

 $10,000

 

Duke Energy Indiana and Duke Energy Foundation

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 840,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. In Indiana, the foundation contributes more than $2 million annually in charitable gifts, and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation.

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