E.ON U.S. Foundation Awards More than $750,000 in 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The light of the holiday season shined brightly in 2009, as the E.ON U.S. Foundation awarded more than $750,000 to various non-profit groups, colleges and universities across the state.
The E.ON U.S. Foundation, which has awarded $20 million since its inception in 1994, provided grants to 35 non-profit groups around the Commonwealth during 2009, including Metro United Way.
In addition to non-profits, more than 90 checks were given to various colleges and universities through the Foundation's scholarship and matching gift programs.
Each award in 2009 ranged from $650 to more than $300,000 and supported everything from reading and art programs, to child advocacy. These programs represent the Foundation's core support areas of education, the environment, diversity, and health and human services. "E.ON U.S. is proud to support so many diverse causes across the Commonwealth through its Foundation, particularly during these difficult economic times," said Laura Douglas, Vice President — E.ON U.S. Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. "Our goal is to take a leadership role in supporting nonprofits throughout the communities we serve whose purposes match our giving focus. The grants awarded by the Foundation help us to fulfill this important mission."
A decision on next year's grant recipients will occur in the first quarter of 2010. Visit www.lge-ku.com for more information on E.ON U.S.'s corporate responsibility efforts.
E.ON U.S. Foundation is a non-profit corporation, established in 1994 by E.ON U.S. LLC that makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations located in the company's service area. Interested organizations should visit www.lge-ku.com.