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At Duke Energy, supporting the health and welfare of our communities is directly tied to our commitment to sustainability. We believe that the decisions we make today will determine our long-term prospects as a company. One of those decisions is to ensure our communities have the resources and support they need to thrive, now and well into the future.
A Foundation of Giving
One way we sustain our communities is through The Duke Energy Foundation. The Foundation allows Duke Energy to directly impact the quality of life in our communities by sharing our time through volunteer efforts, our expertise through leadership and our financial support through grants to charitable organizations.
In 2009, Duke Energy and its Foundation contributed more than $28 million to our communities, and more than 5,000 employees and retirees participated in approximately 700 community service projects. See examples of the impact we are making in the communities we serve.
The Duke Energy Foundation supports our company's outreach through community service, education and other programs.