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

PPL Foundation awards $450,000 to more than 70 community organizations in central and eastern Pennsylvania

Organizations empowering residents through adult literacy programs, giving small business developers a boost and sparking student interest in science and technology are just some of the many nonprofit agencies receiving grants from the PPL Foundation.

The PPL Foundation on Tuesday (7/17) announced $450,000 in grants to more than 70 nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania to strengthen education and support sustainable communities. In addition, The PPL Foundation awarded over

$50,000 to more than a dozen organizations selected for their focus on improving child literacy through reading and summer learning programs.

“The challenges we face in our communities are complex, and there are no easy solutions,” said Lissette Santana, chief operating officer of the PPL Foundation. “PPL Foundation’s goal is to bring together people, ideas and resources to tackle these challenges collectively. We’re proud to support nonprofit organizations working to address the issues most relevant in our communities.,”

PPL is committed to supporting communities across its 29-county service area and providing tools that help empower economic vitality.

Middle school students watch a volunteer do bike work

Middle school students watch a volunteer do bike work

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

  • Allentown Economic Development Corp.
  • Bethlehem Area Education Foundation
  • Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation
  • Boys & Girls Club Of Allentown, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club Of Lancaster
  • Brodheads Watershed Association
  • Capital Region Economic Development Corporation
  • Carbondale Center For Small Business Technology Transfer, Inc.
  • Central Pa Business & Education Association
  • Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
  • Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley Inc.
  • Community Bike Works
  • Diamond City Partnership
  • Downtown Hazleton Alliance For Progress
  • Earth Conservancy
  • Fe Foundation
  • Fulton Theatre Company
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership
  • Harrisburg Area YMCA
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association
  • Junior Achievement Of South Central Pennsylvania
  • King’s College
  • Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation Inc.
  • Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity
  • Leader Lehigh Valley
  • Leadership Lackawanna
  • Leaf Project Inc.
  • Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute
  • Lock Haven Area YMCA
  • Lycoming College – Clean Water Institute
  • Manada Conservancy
  • Middletown Public Library
  • Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts Of America
  • National Audubon Society
  • Natural Lands Trust, Inc.
  • North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club
  • Northampton County Area Community College Foundation
  • Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Northeast Pa Manufacturers & Employers Council, Inc.
  • Osterhout Free Library
  • Penn’s Northeast
  • Pennsylvania College Of Technology Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Council, Boy Scouts Of America
  • Pennsylvania Envirothon Inc.
  • Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Conshohocken
  • PJAS Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 3
  • Pocono Northeast Development Fund
  • Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Seeds (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern Pa
  • Shamokin Coal Township Public Library
  • Sherman Theater
  • Thaddeus Stevens Foundation
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley
  • The Factory Ministries
  • The Literacy Center
  • The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill – Lion Launch
  • The Salvation Army
  • Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition
  • Valley Youth House Committee, Inc.
  • Voluntary Action Center of NEPA
  • Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
  • Weis Center For The Performing Arts
  • Wilkes University
  • Williamsport Symphony Orchestra
  • Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Colorful pile of children's books laying on table

In support of Cover to Cover, the PPL Foundation’s initiative to improve child literacy through reading and summer learning programs, additional grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Allentown School District Foundation
  • Child Development, Inc.
  • Degenstein Community Library
  • Grand View Health Foundation
  • Greater Scranton YMCA
  • James V. Brown Library
  • Juniata County Library Inc.
  • Lancaster Public Library
  • Moms House Of Lancaster
  • Northampton Area Public Library Inc.
  • Orangeville Public Library, Inc.
  • Tri-Valley Free Public Library
  • United Way Of Lackawanna And Wayne Counties