The PPL Foundation’s sustaining grants program provides grants up to $25,000 to support education, workforce development and community revitalization initiatives.

More than 100 community organizations receive grants from the PPL Foundation

The PPL Foundation announced over $500,000 in grants to 116 nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania to support education initiatives and strengthen community resources.

Whether it’s providing critical homework help for young students, a path out of homelessness for families in need or innovative economic recovery efforts that benefit all residents, this year’s grant recipients are focused on transforming their communities.

The initiatives and projects that received support through the PPL Foundation Sustaining Grant program include:

  • Allentown Rescue Mission
  • Archie’s Place
  • Berwick Area YMCA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Allentown
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster
  • Brodheads Watershed Association
  • Bucks County Intermediate Unit Education Foundation
  • Capital Area Girls on the Run
  • Capital Region Economic Development Corporation
  • Casa Guadalupe Center
  • Central PA Business & Education Association
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
  • Clinton County Economic Partnership Foundation
  • Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley
  • Community Action Commission
  • Community Bike Works
  • Concerned Parents of the Hazleton Area
  • Diamond City Partnership
  • Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress
  • Earth Conservancy
  • Educational Opportunity Centers of PA
  • Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services
  • Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Family Promise of Monroe County
  • Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise Education
  • Fulton Theatre Company
  • Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity
  • Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership
  • Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA
  • Greater Valley Young Men’s Christian Association
  • Hazleton Integration Project
  • Helping Hands Society
  • Johnson College
  • Joshua Group
  • Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Junior Achievement of South-Central Pennsylvania
  • Leadership Lackawanna
  • Leadership Wilkes-Barre
  • LEAF Project Inc
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers
  • Line Mountain Nourishing Eagles to Soar Weekend Backpack Food Program
  • Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley
  • Merrill Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy
  • Milagro House
  • Millerstown Senior Citizens Center
  • Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Monocacy Farms
  • Monroe County Habitat for Humanity
  • National Audubon Society
  • Natural Lands Trust
  • New Bethany
  • New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • New Hope Ministries
  • North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club
  • North Pocono Public Library
  • Osterhout Free Library
  • Penn’s Northeast
  • Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators – Wayne County
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology Community Arts Center
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Envirothon Inc.
  • Pinebrook Family Answers
  • Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network
  • Pocono Environmental Education Center
  • Pocono Mountains United Way
  • Pocono Northeast Development Fund
  • Pocono Services for Families and Children
  • River Valley Regional YMCA
  • Safe Harbour
  • Schuylkill Chamber Foundation
  • Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency
  • Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services
  • SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) of Northeastern PA
  • Tabor Community Services
  • The Arc of Dauphin County
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley
  • The Cooperage Project
  • The Factory Ministries
  • The Foundation of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greenhouse Project
  • The Literacy Center
  • The Salvation Army – Allentown
  • The Salvation Army – Williamsport
  • Trevorton Heritage Society
  • Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition
  • Valley Youth House Committee
  • Weis Center for the Performing Arts
  • Wildlife Leadership Academy
  • Wilkes University
  • Williamsport Symphony Orchestra
  • Workforce Wayne
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Scranton
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Wilkes-Barre
  • Young Women’s Christian Association of Bethlehem
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In support of Cover to Cover, the PPL Foundation’s initiative to improve child literacy through reading and summer learning programs, 19 grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Child Development, Inc.
  • Cumberland County Library System Foundation
  • Dimmick Memorial Library
  • Ephrata Public Library
  • James V. Brown Library
  • John R. Kauffman Jr Public Library
  • Lancaster Public Library
  • Middletown Public Library
  • Milton Public Library
  • Mom’s House of Lancaster
  • Northampton Area Public Library Inc.
  • Orangeville Public Library, Inc.
  • Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library
  • Shamokin Coal Township Public Library
  • Tamaqua Public Library
  • United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County
  • United Way of Greater Hazleton: Hazleton
  • United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
  • United Way of Wyoming Valley