Honoring the people who brighten our world

In honor of our 100th anniversary, PPL will recognize nonprofit workers who are transforming their communities through the work they do to improve education outcomes and make our communities vibrant and sustainable.

Ten Bright Lights grants of $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit agencies to help illuminate the outstanding contributions of individuals working to create a better world.

Nominate a Bright Light Today

To help shine a light on the inspiring work being done in our communities by employees of nonprofit agencies, nominate a Bright Light honoree to be considered for recognition. Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2020.

Submissions will be reviewed by an advisory committee based on a variety of criteria including impact, innovation, inspiration and dedication.

The award honorees will be announced in September 2020.

Residents of the 29 counties in Pennsylvania served by PPL Electric Utilities are eligible to nominate an honoree for the Bright Lights program. Grants will be awarded to recognize residents of the 29 counties in Pennsylvania served by PPL Electric Utilities who are employed by a nonprofit agency aligned with the mission of the PPL Foundation. Read the complete rules and regulations.

Nominate Someone Today

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may be nominated?

Any resident of the 29 counties in Pennsylvania served by PPL Electric Utilities who is employed by a nonprofit agency aligned with PPL Foundation’s mission.

How do you decide which nominees will be honored?

A committee will judge each eligible entry based on the following criteria.

  • Impact: What impact have the nominee’s activities had in the community (on the environment, people, or the overall success of the community)?
  • Innovation: How creative is the nominee in using limited resources to deliver maximum impact?
  • Inspiration: How has this nominee inspired others to make a difference in their community?
  • Dedication: What obstacles has this nominee overcome?

If my nominee is selected as a Bright Light honoree, what happens next?

PPL Foundation will donate $10,000 to the Bright Light honoree’s nonprofit organization. Honorees and their respective nonprofit organizations will be notified in September 2020.