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PPL Foundation awards nearly $600K in nonprofit grants

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The PPL Tower in Allentown (File photo)
The PPL Tower in Allentown (File photo)

Alentown’s PPL Foundation has awarded nearly $600,000 in grants to 13 nonprofits.

The grants were distributed throughout PPL Corp.’s 29-county service territory in eastern and central Pennsylvania and total $585,000.

Major grant recipients are:

• $50,000, American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley

• $25,000, Archie's Place serving Lebanon, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties

• $50,000, Children's Museum in Bloomsburg

• $25,000, Civic Theatre of Allentown

• $30,000, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County

• $50,000, Community Services for Children in Allentown

• $30,000, Earth Conservancy in Luzerne County

• $45,000, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton

• $30,000, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania covering the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest regions

• $25,000, Hawk Mountain in Berks County

• $25,000, Northeastern PA Industrial Resource Center in Luzerne County

• $100,000, REAL Life Community Services in Lancaster

• $100,000, Susquehanna Health Foundation in Lycoming County

The foundation makes grants in the spring and fall of each year. Earlier this year, it said it awarded $450,000 to more than 70 organizations.

With this latest grant announcement PPL’s foundation has made more than $3 million in community contributions in 2018.

Nonprofits interested in applying for foundation grants can visit www.pplcares.com  to learn more.

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