Community and service are integrated into everything Duke Energy does. Philanthropic support from the Duke Energy Foundation addresses the needs of the communities where customers live and work. Each year, the Duke Energy Foundation provides more than $30 million in charitable grants in three focus areas: K to career, the environment and community impact.
Duke Energy invests in the YMCA of the Triangle's standardized tutorial program Y Learning. Reading proficiency is the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation rates. By supporting childhood literacy programs like Y learning, Duke Energy helps our YMCA bridge the achievement gap.
Duke Energy is also a proud supporter of the Lightener Y Achievers program by fostering an interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for participants.