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Through grants and investments, the Metropolitan Edison/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund promotes the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies, energy conservation and efficiency, sustainable energy businesses, and projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories.

In 2000, the Community Foundation received $6.8 million to establish the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund as the result of the deregulation and subsequent settlement agreements by Pennsylvania Electric Utilities. At the same time, the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund was established and is managed by Berks County Community Foundation. The two funds, which share an advisory committee and are commonly referred to in the singular as the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, marked their 20th anniversary in 2020. Since inception, the Met-Ed / Penelec SEF has approved 259 grants totaling $5,861,637; 50 loans totaling $25,043,724; and 3 equity investments totaling $1,600,000.

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund is currently accepting grant applications for two separate priority areas. Applications are due on August 31, 2022. CLICK HERE for more information about the Met-Ed /Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund and these grant opportunities.

Questions should be addressed to Angie Berzonski, Associate Director of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, at

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