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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Counties to Support
Community Development, Education, and Social Justice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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PPL Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/15/21

Description:

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs in counties served by the funding source. Funding is intended to support programs in the areas of community development, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Grants should focus on major expansion of programming. Capital expenditures will be considered where it will assist with the expanded capacity to serve.

PPL Foundation Focus Areas

Education:

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

PPL Foundation seeks to support communities where all are respected, valued and free to reach their full potential in life. Toward that end, the Foundation seeks to fund programs aimed at confronting racism and discrimination, advancing social justice and equity, improving multi-cultural relations and supporting minority-led organizations leading change in the communities it serves.

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.

All applications will undergo the same review process, with a focus on whether projects:

  • Align with the PPL Foundation’s core mission and focus areas of education, diversity, equity and inclusion, and sustainable communities
  • Address an urgent need in the community
  • Target underserved populations
  • Fill a unique niche or complement other ongoing efforts in the community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186629

Estimated Size of Grant:

Major Grants: $25,000 - $100,000

Term of Contract:

No multiyear commitments will be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Grant requests from organizations located outside the PPL Electric Utilities region may be considered, but the organization should prove that its activities benefit the PPL Electric Utilities region in addition to other areas.

Counties served by PPL: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.

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

Other Considerations and Requirements:
- PPL will not be the sole contributor to capital campaign requests.
- Requests from political, labor, religious groups, individuals or small groups of individuals, will not be considered.
- Requests for scholarship funding will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted August 1 through September 15.

Major grant decisions will be made by November 30 of each year. Grant funds will be dispersed in December.

Only one proposal can be submitted per organization per grant cycle.

A sustaining grant recipient may also apply for a major grant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=6446&x_proposal_type_id=46264

For more information about PPL's grants program, please email community@pplweb.com.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Pennsylvania Counties Served by PPL: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York

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