Duke Energy - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Duke Energy has pledged $1.3 million to health and human services and hunger relief efforts in seven states it serves. This was done through Duke Energy Foundation.

Piedmont Natural Gas announced a $50,000 grant to its Share the Warmth program to help low-income households in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also donate up to $25,000 to The Nashville Food Project’s Community Cupboard initiative to help aid area hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Piedmont will match contributions five to one, meaning the company will give $5 for every $1 donated.

The Duke Energy Foundation has announced $810,000 in grants to support North Carolina K-12 programs focused on summer reading loss and STEM and experiential learning. Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Foundation has also provided each organization with the option to use the funds to address unforeseen operational challenges.

The Duke Energy Foundation announced a $1 million donation to assist Florida communities through COVID19 initiatives and education grants.

The Duke Energy Foundation has announced more than $340,000 in grants to support South Carolina K-12 education programs focused on summer reading loss, STEM and experiential learning. It will also donate $150,000 to support low-income customers in the Palmetto State who are struggling to pay their utility bills during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded an additional $80,000 to greater Cincinnati area hospitals and nonprofit organizations to support relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Foundation will also donate $382,000 to Indiana K-12 programs focused on summer reading programs, STEM, and experiential learning.

Duke Energy will provide five additional personal days off to employees who experience a disruption in dependent care due to school, daycare, or other childcare. The company will also provide a $1,500 stipend to assist with unplanned expenses resulting from costs related to COVID-19. Duke Energy will be donating $100,000 to the Relief4Employees program for Duke Energy Employees. Duke Energy is also increasing flexibility for grantee partners to extend grant terms and report due dates, flexibility for remaining funds, and challenge grant opportunities (to raise additional funds).

The company will also suspend late fees and power disconnections.