CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy is strengthening nonprofit capacity building efforts and supporting other strategic community initiatives by investing $849,000 in 23 organizations across North Carolina.
First energy company to join bipartisan effort to promote corporate engagement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)
CHARLOTTE, N.C, October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/. -- Duke Energy today became the first energy company to sign up for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, launched the HBCU Partnership Challenge to promote greater engagement and support from private companies with HBCUs. Duke Energy is among 13 other companies, including Intel, Lyft, Amazon and GM Financial, to take the challenge.
PLAINFIELD, Ind., October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Twenty-one Indiana nonprofit organizations are receiving $315,000 in Duke Energy Foundation grants to make a difference in their communities. Their projects range from a holiday food drive for the needy in Howard County to Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concerts for elementary students from around the state.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Building on its long-running record of sustainability leadership, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 13th consecutive year.
Company invests more than $504,000 in 55 arts and culture nonprofit agencies to enhance community vitality
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Strengthening communities by promoting diversity and increasing access to the arts is among the many ways the Duke Energy Foundation proudly supports Florida. Grants totaling $504,568 have been awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations within the company's service territory.
Duke Energy's support is helping organizations fulfill their missions across the state. Top grant recipients include philanthropic programs that encourage Hispanic business development, access to the arts, filmmaking and community development.
Grants to support 16 initiatives focused on clean water, clean air and conservation
CINCINNATI, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy today awarded $276,600 for 16 projects designed to aid clean water, clean air and conservation initiatives across Greater Cincinnati.
"We're proud to support organizations implementing impactful programs that aim to protect, improve or restore natural resources," said Lynn Good, Duke Energy's chairman, president and CEO. "From expanding land restoration to protecting habitats to educating future leaders on environmental stewardship, these projects will make a positive difference on the environment and the community."
Florence devastated eastern North Carolina, but crews from all over the country helped residents
Hurricane Florence battered eastern North Carolina Sept. 14-Sept. 15 and brought heavy rain inland, knocking out power for millions of people. Trees bashed power lines. Roads buckled. Flooding isolated towns and neighborhoods.