Duquesne Light Company Powering Community Growth and Impact

38 local grassroots nonprofits focused on environmental justice, education and social equity receiving funds through company’s microgrant program

PITTSBURGHDuquesne Light Company (DLC) is continuing its tradition of giving back to the community by awarding 38 local nonprofit organizations with microgrants through its Community Impact Grants (CIG) program — an annual initiative that recognizes and rewards diverse, grassroots nonprofit groups serving communities in Allegheny and Beaver counties. The awardees stood out for their compelling initiatives focused on environmental justice, education and social equity. This year’s funding will benefit efforts such as community gardens; K-12 STEAM programs; climate resilience; and programs that support food access, refugee and housing assistance.

Since launching in April 2021, the CIG program has funded nearly 100 organizations with more than $600,000, with approximately 85% of the groups identifying as diverse led. In 2022, DLC leveraged the program to fund almost 40 unique projects, including educational programming and infrastructure updates at community gardens in Aliquippa, Ambridge, Allentown, Sheraden and Homewood, as well as a community art exhibit in Beaver County.

“DLC is always grateful to give back to the community through the CIG program and other charitable giving and volunteer initiatives, particularly those that help us build upon our environmental, social and governance strategy and drive our region’s clean energy future,” said Christine Waller, DLC’s vice president of communications and corporate responsibility. “Every year, we receive many worthy submissions from organizations that are committed to making positive changes in our communities, and this year was no different. We’re honored to support these nonprofits that play such a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our communities while also aligning with our clean energy vision.”

This year’s CIG recipients include:

To learn more about DLC’s CIG program, visit DuquesneLight.com/CIG.

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About Duquesne Light Company

For more than 100 years, Duquesne Light Company has provided safe and reliable electric service to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, our core values of safety, integrity, dependability, equity and community enable us to serve more than 600,000 customers in two counties, including the city of Pittsburgh. We are committed to safely powering our customers’ lives while playing a leading role in our region’s clean energy transition. Our vision is to create a larger-than-light, clean energy future for all by delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In doing so, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier and more equitable community for generations to come.


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