Empowering Communities Grant

PPL Corporation includes a family of companies that provide electricity and natural gas utilities. The Foundation’s grant programs help organizations inspire students to explore career opportunities, facilitate community conversations to foster more inclusion, and encourage environmental conservation for generations to come.

Type of Support


PPL is committed to building healthy communities through financial support to nonprofits working in the areas of education and development of sustainable communities. Their objective is to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.

Enriching the overall vitality of the community through programs that protect the environment and improve people’s lives, the Empowering Communities grant supports programs focused on:

  • Environmental stewardship and education
  • Economic development
  • Workforce development

Organizations must be working to improve the community through initiatives focused on:

  • Education
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Sustainable communities


Organization's Location
Program Location
PA (with preference for Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, PerryCounty, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Susquehanna County, Union County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, York County)
Organization Type

PPL will not be the sole contributor to capital campaign requests.


Chambers of commerce
Individuals or small groups of individuals
Requests from political, labor, religious groups
Requests for scholarship funding
up to 50k


You may submit applications every year.
Required Attachments
Project Budget
Organizational Budget
Review Criteria

All applications will undergo the same review process, with a focus on whether projects:

  • Align with the PPL Foundation’s core mission and focus areas of education; diversity, equity and inclusion; and sustainable communities.
  • Address an urgent need in the community.
  • Target underserved populations.
  • Fill a unique niche or complement other ongoing efforts in the community.
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