EQT Foundation Awards Nearly $4M During First Half of 2017

Supporting Initiatives throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia in Education, Diversity, Community & Economic Development, Environment, Arts & Culture

PITTSBURGH--()--The EQT Foundation awarded grants and scholarships during the first and second quarters of 2017 totaling nearly $4 million. Approximately 44 non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia received funding for programs that focus on education, diversity, community & economic development, environment, and arts & culture throughout EQT Corporation’s operating areas. Additionally, through the Foundation’s EQT Scholars program, scholarships are providing children from the Pittsburgh community with access to outstanding Pre-K through 12 educational opportunities.

As the charitable arm of EQT Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based energy leader, the EQT Foundation helps communities prosper by supporting education – especially STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines; encouraging development of diverse neighborhoods; supporting the environment and preserving local natural resources; and sponsoring programs that foster an appreciation of arts and culture.

A partial list of EQT Foundation grant recipients for the first half of 2017 include:

Pennsylvania ::

  • American Heart Association 10th Anniversary of EQT’s Have A Heart…Save A Life program
  • City Theater Company, Inc. – EQT Young Playwrights Contest
  • The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources – EQT Bridge Theater Series
  • St. Francis University – STEM Summer Academy
  • Winchester Thurston School, Shady Side Academy & The Ellis School – EQT Scholars Program
  • Corner Cupboard Food Bank – Kid’s Bags Program & Community Garden
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank – Produce to People

West Virginia ::

  • Operation Outreach – Literacy Program, McDowell County Schools
  • Doddridge County Family Resource Network – Kids Art Camp
  • American Heart Association – 10th Anniversary of EQT’s Have A Heart…Save A Life program
  • WVU Foundation, Inc. – Energy Express Summer Program
  • Mountaineer Creative Arts Council – Theater performances in Doddridge County

About EQT Foundation:

Since the EQT Foundation was established in 2003, it has donated more than $44 million throughout EQT’s operating areas. EQT Corporation and the EQT Foundation are committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. Together with a variety of non-profit organizations, the EQT Foundation develops strong partnerships that enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts. For more information, please see https://www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation.

Contacts

EQT Foundation:
Ellen Rossi, 412-553-7703
ERossi@eqt.com

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