Duke Energy Provides More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice, Racial Equity

Duke Energy, through its foundation, today announced the recipients of more than $1 million in employee-directed grants to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity. Grants will be distributed to 80 organizations across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. On June 8, Duke Energy pledged $1 million to support social justice and racial equity. In a first for the company, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas employees helped identify which organizations in each state…

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CAF grants record £702 million to charities

Charitable organisations around the world benefitted from more than £702 million paid out from the Charities Aid Foundation in 2019/20 in another record year for giving via CAF. The charity’s annual report reveals that money paid out to charities in the UK and 110 countries around the world during the last fiscal year rose by £56 million over the previous year. Despite the dominance of Brexit negotiations, a UK general election and the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, donors continued to entrust their charitable giving into CAF’s care in…

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£475K for Refill Infrastructure projects announced in second round of UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects grants

WRAP has announced Round 2 of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) competition to find innovative solutions to plastic waste. £475,000 will be awarded in Refill Infrastructure grants of between £50,000 – £150,000 for projects that trial new ways to implement refill infrastructure within an existing or new supply chain. Successful projects in Round 2 will have strong commercial potential to reduce the use of single use primary plastic packaging. Assessors are looking for inventive proposals that will challenge the status quo and change the way retailers and their suppliers…

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The Coca-Cola Foundation, Keep America Beautiful Announce Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Recipients

National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® and The Coca-Cola Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2019 Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program in a combined effort to improve recycling collection in more public space locations throughout the country. The 2019 program is distributing public space recycling bins to 31 organizations, including Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates as well as government agencies, colleges and universities, and Native American tribal locations in 19 states. For the past 13 years, The Coca-Cola Foundation has supported the program, which has donated recycling bins…

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Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

Duke Energy has announced it is awarding over $3.6 million in grants to support 54 innovative workforce development programs across the communities served by the company. “Our goal is to build a diverse workforce equipped to help the energy industry transform the grid and innovate to meet customers’ needs,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The energy sector generates an abundance of well-paid, dynamic jobs, and we want to ensure nontraditional students have access to these opportunities.” The 2019 Powerful Communities grants, from the Duke Energy Foundation with…

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