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Duke Energy Foundation awards Indiana nonprofits $315,000 in community impact grants

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Twenty-one Indiana nonprofit organizations are receiving $315,000 in Duke Energy Foundation grants to make a difference in their communities.

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 9:57 AM

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

"It's an honor for us to help support these nonprofit organizations as they bring life, health and vitality to their communities," said Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. "We are dedicated to supporting initiatives that enhance the regions where our customers live, work and play."

Top grant recipients include:

Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., in Howard County, $50,000 to provide additional food during the high-need holiday season
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., $50,000 to advance workforce development goals
Indiana Symphony Society, Inc., $30,000 to support Discovery Concerts, offered to third- through sixth-grade students
Indiana Special Olympics, Inc., $20,000 to support the Olympic Town summer games for contestants with intellectual disabilities
Indiana University Southeast, $17,500 to help build nonprofit capacity in Southern Indiana through a professional development conference and on-site consulting
Heart of Rushville in Rushville, Ind., $16,500 to create a park in memory of Carol Jenkins-Davis, a young woman who lost her life due to a racially motivated crime
Arts Council of Southern Indiana, $10,000 to help fund creation of Art on Wheels, a mobile van that will travel in Clark, Harrison and Floyd counties, delivering interactive art experiences to children under age 18
YMCAs of the Wabash Valley, $15,000 to support a youth food delivery program, helping feed approximately 400 school-age children during the two-week winter holiday break
Arts and Cultural Council, Decatur County, $12,000 for the Rebekah Park amphitheater, providing a permanent location for arts and cultural events
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Greene County, $12,000 for a traveling foundry program to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs

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