The North Carolina Community Foundation was pleased to partner with Duke Energy by administering the Water Resources Fund grant program. In September 2014 Duke Energy announced its establishment of this fund to provide grants for projects benefiting waterways in the Carolinas and waterways downstream from their Carolinas operations that flow into Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Since then, $8,879,780 has been awarded to nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects improving water quality and quantity, enhancing fish and wildlife habitats, expanding public use and access to waterways and for increasing citizens’ awareness about their roles in protecting these resources. Click here for a list of these awards. All available funding has been awarded, so this grant program is no longer accepting applications.