DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), awarded 107 Corporate and DP&L Foundation grants to support economic development and arts, workforce development, poverty reduction, and diversity and inclusion organizations in 2018 totaling $2.5 million.
The 2018 grants included fourteen DP&L Foundation Power Grants which will make a long-lasting impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region. The foundation introduced Signature Grants in 2013 to provide organizations with the opportunity to request funding for larger projects. Now called Power Grants, these strategic investments are aimed at helping to improve the quality of life, enhancing the sustainability of organizations, and engaging volunteerism in area partner organizations.
“I am proud to share that the DP&L Foundation continues to be the largest corporate foundation in the Miami Valley, and every dollar stays local fostering an engaged, vibrant, welcoming region that is seen as a great place to live and work,” said Director of Community and Social Responsibility Holly Wiggins. “Our grants support programs and capital improvements that create positive impacts in our communities, drive lasting economic growth, improve education, and provide essential services to the Dayton region.”
Since its founding in 1985, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has awarded over $38 million which includes nearly $5 million in Power Grants to highly regarded non-profit organizations that support our mission to improve lives.
For more information about community investments made by The Dayton Power and Light Company and The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation, visit our website.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company, and The AES Corporation
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s significant subsidiaries include The Dayton Power and Light Company, AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. AES Ohio Gen co-owns merchant generation facilities. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday, www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light, and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation
The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1985 to invest in our communities and contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of life. The DP&L Foundation focuses its contributions in the following strategic contribution areas: Poverty Reduction, Workforce Development, Economic Development and Arts, and Inclusion and Diversity. Since its inception, The DP&L Foundation has gifted more than $38 million in grants to the community. To learn more, please visit www.dpandl.com/community.