In September 2014, Duke Energy announced its investment of $10 million to establish the Water Resources Fund, which will provide grants for projects benefiting waterways in the Carolinas and waterways downstream from its Carolinas operations that flow into Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia.

This grant program demonstrates Duke Energy’s commitment to protecting, improving and restoring waterways in the Carolinas and promoting environmental education and conservation as well as its dedication to being good stewards of the environment and good neighbors in the communities it serves.

The fund supports science-based, research-supported programs and projects that provide direct benefit to at least one of the following focus areas designed to:

  • Improve water quality, quantity and conservation;
  • Enhance fish and wildlife management habitats;
  • Expand public use and access to waterways;
  • Increase citizens' awareness about their roles in protecting these resources.

Applications will be reviewed by a seven-person committee, including representatives from Duke Energy and the environmental sector.

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to serve as the administrator of this grants program.

For details about program requirements and the application process, click here.

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