Duke Energy Foundation awards more than $311,000 in grants to support K-12 education initiatives in 15 Indiana counties

UNDATED – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $311,246 in grants to 22 different K-12 education programs in 15 Indiana counties for 2021. The grants support summer reading programs, energy, engineering and environmental education programs, and programs that support under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences.

“We all know many students missed out on several learning opportunities last year,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “I am proud that we are able to offer these grants to students in communities throughout our service territory  with the hope of helping those students catch up, restore their passion for learning and encourage them to meet and exceed their educational goals.”

“Duke Energy Foundation funding is critical to supporting literacy development during the summer for our primary students,” said Amy Etienne, principal at South Crawford Elementary school in Crawford County.  “This funding from the Foundation will support our summer reading program and provide valuable time for our students to learn.”

The Foundation makes these grants available through the company’s “Powerful Communities” program, which helps power the lives of customers and the vitality of communities through charitable giving.

The complete grant recipient list includes:

BooneZionsville Education FoundationHelp teachers with resources they need to address education challenges during the pandemic$10,000
CrawfordCrawford Co. Community School Corp.Summer school for selected students to improve basic literary skills$25,000
DaviessVincennes Community School Corp. / Washington Learning AcademyImprove WLA learning environment through purchase of Student Emotional Learning curriculum$10,000
DecaturDecatur Co. Community SchoolsLiteracy camp to help young readers with 1-on-1 instruction$10,000
HamiltonCarmel Education FoundationSummer school program for rising second-grade students to improve reading skills$20,000
KnoxNorth Knox Primary SchoolSummer school program to help first and-second-grade students to improve reading skills$10,000
HendricksDanville Community School Corp.“Warrior Whiz” summer education remediation program$11,506
HendricksPlainfield Community SchoolsSummer reading camp to improve reading and math skills$10,000
HendricksThe Imagination LabOne-day intensive summer Odyssey for Plainfield elementary students$10,000
HowardKokomo School Corp.Summer Discovery Program for early elementary students$20,000
HowardNorthwestern School Corp.Reading remediation for students in grades 1-4$9,240
HowardUnited Way of Howard Co.Program to improve literacy skills for students$15,000
LawrenceUnited Way of Lawrence Co.Conduct STEM-related courses for grades K-6$10,000
MonroeFoundation for Monroe Co. Community SchoolsProvide professional development for up to 150 teachers to build equity-centered education skills$10,000
RipleyKids Discovery FactoryRenovate and expand donated building to permanently house Kids Discovery Factory$10,000
RipleyMilan Community SchoolsThree-week summer remedial reading program for selected students in grades 1-3$10,000
TippecanoePurdue UniversityProjects include a summer camp devoted to empowering women in business, and PROJECT TEACH, which helps high school students explore careers in teaching$50,000
VermillionSouth Vermilllion Community SchoolsSummer reading program to support early literacy$15,000
VigoChances and Services for Youth and Camp Rave / Terre Haute Children’s MuseumCASY and museum combine to offer science and literary curriculum for K-5 students to address summer “brain drain”$11,000
VigoRose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyProfessional development for STEM teachers who teach in grades 6-12$10,000
VigoVigo County School CorporationTeam Vigo Summer Edition$15,000
WabashWabash County YMCASPARK – Summer Program of Awesome Reading for Kids$10,000