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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

As part of #GivingTuesday, our colleague Amy Strecker is announcing a new program Duke Energy is launching today in partnership with to help schools in the Triangle and the Duke Energy Progress service area.

Duke Energy will provide $175,000 in matching grants for North Carolina teachers to foster literacy and bring engaging science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects to life in their classrooms.

Here is how it works: Teachers can submit K-3 literacy and K-12 STEM project proposals (for up to a total project goal of $1,000) to, where the public can provide funding.

The Duke Energy Foundation will match all donations made toward qualifying classroom projects at public schools in eligible counties, up to $500 per project. The project donations will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis until the $175,000 goal is reached. For example, if you donate $50 toward an eligible project, a $50 Duke Energy match will automatically be applied to the project.

Teachers can visit to submit a project. Qualifying projects already posted to the site will automatically be eligible for Duke Energy’s matching funds on new donations made on or after November 28.

Parents and other members of the community can help fund projects by visiting and searching for projects by school name, teacher name and/or the “North Carolina STEM and Literacy” match filter. will continually update this page with a list of all projects eligible for the Duke Energy match. 


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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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