Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee benefits from Duke grants
Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee, in Darlington and Florence counties, will receive a $10,000 grant – part of $200,000 in grants from Duke Energy Foundation to nonprofit organizations in South Carolina committed to social justice and racial equity.
Grants will be distributed to 18 organizations across South Carolina.
In a first for the company, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas tapped its Advocates for African-Americans, a company employee-led resource group, as well as other diversity and inclusion councils to help identify and determine which organizations in each state should be considered to receive support.
Duke Energy is also strengthening its internal diversity and inclusion programs to foster greater awareness, respect and inclusion, the company said in a news release last week.
In addition to these grants, employees also have the opportunity to support local organizations through the Duke Energy Foundation’s matching grant program, Dollars4Good, as well as its Hours4Good program, which enables employees to earn grants for volunteer hours logged.