Duke Energy Foundation Seeks Out of School Tutoring Partners

Posted By: Amanda Dow Covid-19 Response , Member News ,

By Amanda Dow, Duke Energy Foundation, Stakeholder Manager

Amanda Dow
Amanda Dow

As the pandemic continues to disrupt traditional learning environments a

nd cause our students to fall behind, out of school tutoring programs have become a critical resource

for closing these learning gaps and reducing the burden on existing programs.

That’s why I’m excited to share that the Duke Energy Foundation seek

s to partner with out of school tutoring programs and support their efforts to educate our students and address challenges presented by the pandemic.

We are specifically looking for 501 C-3 nonprofits that offer out of school tutoring programs to underserved communities.

The Duke Energy Foundation is set to grant $200,000 in microgrants to qualifying nonprofits running out of school tutoring programs in Duke Energy’s service area in South Carolina. These grants, of up to $10,000, will be awarded to help programs pay for such things as tutoring lab materials, staff or equipment.

How it works:

  • Applicants must be a qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization(s) offering an out of school tutoring program for any students in grades K-12
  • Tutoring program must be offered in a Duke Energy service area in South Carolina
  • Grant amounts will be awarded for up to $10,000 based on established need
  • Programs serving communities of color or underserved communities will receive preference
  • Those interested should submit a Local Impact grant by visiting the Duke Energy Foundation website using this link and choose Local Impact with a focus on K-12 Education.  Do not file under Power for Kids or under the K-12 Education priority grant application. Only use the Local Impact grant application.

While, the deadline for all applications is close of business on February 19, 2021, the application is simple and its not too late to apply.

I do hope you will consider submitting a grant request, or sharing this opportunity with organizations you know who are doing this work.

For more information or questions, please contact me at

As always, thank you for all that you do to help serve our community.