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iSPACE to power Cincinnati communities with $12,000 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation

Grant to support the iSPACE 150 Classes Initiative

iSPACE is one of 21 organizations to collectively receive $264,138 in Powerful Communities grants from The Duke Energy Foundation

CINCINNATI, OH – iSPACE received a $12,000 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation to create powerful communities in Cincinnati through their 150 classes initiative.

iSPACE is one of 21 organizations in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky to collectively receive $264,138 in grants the The Duke Energy Foundation. iSPACE intends to use these funds to provide field trip, in-school or after-school programs to 150 underserved classes in the greater Cincinnati area.

The iSPACE 150 Classes Campaign has a goal of providing hands-on, minds-on STEM programs to 150 classes with underserved students at low cost or no cost during the 2019-2020 school year.  Qualified classes must be in the Greater Cincinnati area (including local counties in Indiana and Kentucky) and have a free and reduced lunch participation over fifty percent.  The Duke Energy Foundation grant will help provide program and transportation costs to approximately 25 classes.

The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities where our natural resources thrive, students can excel and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all. The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.

iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region. iSPACE programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula but they reach beyond the formal classroom setting to spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM.   For more information, visit


The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers live and work. The foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at