FUTURES Foundation receives $25,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for teacher classroom mini-grants and Volusia County Schools’ Project IBIS at Rose Bay. Each year Duke Energy Foundation provides education foundations in its service area the opportunity to apply for grant funding and this year’s investment in FUTURES represents a significant commitment by Duke Energy to support educational excellence within Volusia County Public Schools.
The 2020 Powerful Communities grants aim to close the achievement gap that often separates low-income students from their peers by funding programs that prevent summer reading loss and out-of-school programs. Grants also support energy, engineering and environmental education programs to equip students with the skills needed for successful careers in the energy sector.
From June 1 through Sept. 14, Volusia County Public School teachers may apply through FUTURES Foundation’s portal at www.FindItFundItFlorida.com/Volusia for energy related and STEM mini-grants to be funded through this grant. Selected teacher mini-grants will be funded in October for the 2020-2021 school year.
This Duke Energy grant also supports Project IBIS, a seasoned program supporting conservation training and research around STEM and environmental initiatives as well as work force skills.
About Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers live and work. The foundation contributes more than $30 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.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.
Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.
Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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