The PPL Foundation earlier this month announced $450,000 in grants to 86 nonprofit organizations across central and eastern Pennsylvania to support education initiatives and strengthen community resources.

At PPL, we’re proud to support nonprofit organizations that are making a real and lasting difference in their communities. These organizations are working to improve students’ chances of academic success, to encourage conservation of our natural resources, to revitalize downtown districts and to deliver positive outcomes that change lives.

We’ve seen the difference PPL Foundation grants can make in lives around our 29-county service area in central and eastern Pennsylvania. In terms of land size, it’s larger than New Jersey, so there’s a lot of places we can help change lives.

Examples of the initiatives and projects receiving support through the PPL Foundation Sustaining Grant program include:

  • Boy Scouts Hawk Mountain Council received a $10,000 grant to support the expansion of the council’s STEM Laboratory program in Schuylkill County.
  • Community Arts Center in Williamsport, Pa., received a $15,000 grant to support its arts education series enabling more than 10,000 students from nine school districts to see engaging, live performances.
  • The Literacy Center in Allentown received a $10,000 grant to support the center’s literacy initiatives, including English as a Second Language (ESL), GED, workforce development and support services for adults.
  • Wildlife Leadership Academy in Lewisburg, Pa., received a $10,000 grant to support career exploration, leadership and professional development programs with an emphasis on stewardship of natural resources.
  • LEAF in Landisburg, Pa., received a $5,000 gran to support programs that cultivate youth leaders from diverse backgrounds through meaningful work in the food system.

The PPL Foundation awards grants in spring and fall. The next grant cycle, for major grants of $25,000 to $100,000, begins in August. To be considered for a grant, all organizations must apply online. Visit to learn more.