Power Foundation Supports Student-Led Initiatives

Private Funder: Constellation Energy; Opportunity: E2Energy to Educate Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: National, in the 17 states the company serves (https://goo.gl/dk97cF); Eligibility: Students in grades 6-12 and in two- and four-year colleges (projects must reach a minimum of 100 students); Funding: Grants up to $25,000 each are available for 6-12 grade projects and up to $50,000 for college projects (Constellation made $1.8 million in grants last year); Deadline: Oct. 1.

Summary: The program funds student projects to increase understanding of energy-related science and technology issues. Past grantees have focused on hands-on wind turbine design, electric and solar vehicle competitions, battery design and energy storage. Energy company customers may apply, but don’t receive any funding preference. STEM projects received a healthy share of funding. Solar One (New York) received a grant for the Green Design Lab (GDL) a hands-on sustainability curriculum aimed at greening urban schools. GDL utilizes the school building as both a laboratory for learning and a tool for environmental change to enhance student environmental literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.  A helpful FAQ section is located at: https://goo.gl/cjMwpG

Info: https://goo.gl/kfTvjY (guidance); 888/460-2002 or exeloncorporatecontributions@exeloncorp.com

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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