Duke Energy Foundation encourages grant requests to fund programs that preserve, enhance South Carolina’s natural places

Qualified nonprofits, government entities managing parks and trails can request up to $10,000 for beautification, safety improvements

The Duke Energy Foundation invites South Carolina nonprofit organizations focused on preserving and promoting our natural world to apply for grant funding to support these efforts.

In addition to the focus on preserving nature and habitats, the Foundation is also announcing a portion of its funding will be earmarked for public park and trail enhancements. Now through July 31, the Foundation encourages qualified nonprofit and government entities to submit requests up to $10,000 for funding of projects such as trail upkeep and maintenance; park beautification; and safety enhancements.

In addition to the focus on parks and trails, grant requests will also be considered from South Carolina organizations to fund environmental projects, wildlife and habitat conservation efforts and projects focused on water quality across Duke Energy’s footprint.

Organizations interested in applying for these grants should visit the Foundation website.

The Foundation funds more than $2 million annually to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina. In addition, the Foundation has focused on ways to assist customers and communities with more than $400,000 in direct COVID-19 relief in the Palmetto State. These funds support hunger relief, local health and human services, education initiatives and bill assistance for low-income customers.