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Since its inception in 1994, the LG&E and KU Foundation has represented LG&E and KU Energy LLC and its subsidiaries — Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities (KU) and Old Dominion Power (ODP) — as the philanthropic arm for charitable giving.

Our mission

Committed to social responsibility, the LG&E and KU Foundation aims to proactively contribute to the communities in which we do business by supporting the focus areas of Education, Diversity, Environmental, and Health and Human Services initiatives.

Our focus areas

  • Education - Education is the Foundation's primary emphasis and includes innovative educational programs within public elementary, middle and secondary schools and public and private post-secondary schools. Programs involving math, science and technology are priority. This emphasis also includes educational programs that are conducted through other qualifying organizations (see grant information).
  • Diversity - In order to strengthen our communities, we believe in a strong commitment to programs that support diversity and strive to embrace and encourage the inclusion of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Environment - Supporting environmental excellence is inherent and vital for the protection of our communities in which we live and play and helps promote economic growth.
  • Health and Human Services - Health and Human Services are programs whose goals better the health and welfare of our society. Grantmaking in this area will be made only to United Way.