The Duke Energy Foundation has been busy in Hendricks County, supporting our community organizations and not-for-profits. Since the beginning of 2021, the Foundation has provided the following grants in Hendricks County:
Brownsburg Education Foundation – The Duke Energy Foundation awarded the Brownsburg Education Foundation a $3,065 grant to support the district’s elementary school summer reading challenge for 2021. This opportunity challenges all Brownsburg elementary students to read for 15 minutes each day during summer break. Participants will be awarded a day of celebration with games and activities at the beginning of the 2021/22 school year.
Plainfield Community Schools – We See, We Learn, We Grow – The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a K-12 $7,635 grant to Central Elementary School. The funds will be used to create a nature path throughout the school grounds. Students and the community will see, explore, and learn about nature as they walk through the paths. Students will integrate various parts of the nature garden in the classroom and then test their knowledge hands on in the outdoor garden areas.
Imagination Lab, Plainfield Community Schools – Summer Odysseys – A K-12 grant was awarded to the Imagination Lab to support the Summery Odyssey Camps. This $18,825 grant will allow the Imagination Lab to host one-day intensive summer Odysseys for Plainfield elementary students to help with literacy goals in K-3 and STEM engagement for K-5.
Plainfield Youth Assistance Program – Reading Makes Your World Big – A $1,340 Duke Energy Foundation grant was awarded to Plainfield Youth Assistance Program (PYAP) to support a summer reading program. Consistent with PYAP goals and structure, the program will specifically address identified at-risk students, entering grades 1 through 3, who are difficult to engage and need one-on-one reading assistance.
Plainfield Youth Assistance Program – The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $3,100 grant to the Plainfield Youth Assistance Program (PYAP) to support their Summer Explorers program. The PYAP with school-based collaboration works with at-risk school aged children and families to provide mentoring and other activity-based programming focused on social, emotional, and behavioral development, positive relationships and character building.
Indy Chamber, Spotlight on Local Communities – Duke Energy will serve as the presenting sponsor for the Indy Chamber and the “Spotlight” series. The series will tell the Indy region's community stories, highlighting community priorities and top business initiatives. Events will be held monthly beginning in March and will feature local elected officials and economic development partners in Westfield, Fishers, Indianapolis, Zionsville, Shelbyville, Plainfield, Noblesville, Greenwood and McCordsville. Duke Energy Indiana President, Stan Pinegar, will participate in the conversations and will share Duke Energy’s involvement in these communities.
Hendricks County Project A.N.G.E.L. – The Duke Energy Foundation provided a $3,000 grant to Project A.N.G.E.L. The funds will provide food, clothing, toys, and other items to those in need in Hendricks County during the holiday season.
Mainstreet Plainfield – The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $2,700 grant to Mainstreet Plainfield to support the design and installation of the town’s first mural in downtown Plainfield. The mural will be located on the west side of the Al’s Donuts building and will welcome eastbound traffic on US 40.