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Powering Florida

Creating meaningful impact in our communities.

The Duke Energy Foundation is focused on helping strengthen and uplift communities throughout Florida with grant funding highlighting vibrant economies, climate resiliency and justice, equity and inclusion.

K-12 Education Grants accepted Nov. 15 - Jan. 31

Bright futures begin in the classroom by creating a learning environment that is equal and inclusive for all students through grants focused on:
  • Energy and engineering education for K-12 students and teachers, with preference given to programs serving under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences, including people of color, women and minorities.
  • Programs that extend into out-of-school time will be given preference in this grant cycle.
  • Grants are considered for requests greater than $10,000.
Workforce Grants accepted Feb.1 - Apr. 30
These grants focus our commitment to vibrant economies through programs such as:  
  • Workforce development training for jobs vital to the energy economy, with a focus on underrepresented populations 
  • Community revitalization and local economic development efforts
  • Economic recovery for customers and communities facing unprecedented challenges
  • Grants are considered for requests greater than $10,000.
Nature Grants accepted May 1 - Jul. 31
Our nature based grantmaking will address our desire to highlight programs that reflect a commitment to climate resiliency, such as:
  • Environmental projects supporting land conservation; clean water; and biodiversity of plant and animal species
  • Environmental resiliency projects that prepare communities for and mitigate against the effects of climate change
  • Thriving natural environments, including access to green space, in historically underserved and environmental justice communities*
  • Grants are considered for requests greater than $10,000.

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Local Impact Grants
Local Impact Grants are grants up to $10,000 for work in the areas of vibrant economies, climate resiliency and justice, equity and inclusion. Our Local Impact grants are open year-round.
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State Strategic Grants

Grants will support community resiliency projects throughout the Duke Energy Florida service area that strengthen communities and advance prosperity by addressing poor economic conditions and quality of life issues.

Grants are invitation only and will be reviewed and awarded on a continuous basis. 

Impactful projects will focus on the below priorities:
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Post-secondary success (beyond Workforce Cycle)
  • DEI access and environmental resiliency/justice (clean energy transition)
  • Programs supporting the “just transition” for communities transitioning to cleaner energy generation**
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives supporting upward mobility and access to resources
Additionally, Duke Energy and the Tampa Bay Rays are teaming up to help those in need across our community. For each Rays win this season Duke Energy will give $1,000 to our Energy Neighbor Fund, allowing local agencies to help those in need. To learn more about this initiative, visit

For more information on Florida’s State Strategic Impact grants contact Loretta Murray.

*Learn more about environmental justice on the EPA’s website.
**View one description of a just transition.