IPL Announces 'Power Grants'

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Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has awarded $75,000 in grants to 23 nonprofits. The funding is through the utility's Power Grants Program, which allows employees to nominate potential recipients.

November 19, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), has awarded $75,000 in grants to 23 non-profit organizations through its Power Grants Program. IPL employees were given the opportunity to nominate a non-profit organization for consideration, and the grants were then awarded by a selection committee made up of their peers.

"Through Power Grants, IPL has given a total of $300,000 to organizations helping to make our community thrive," said Kelly Huntington, IPL President and CEO. "Power Grants gives our employees a chance to be a part of our corporate contributions process and the opportunity to support the community organizations they are passionate about."

Power Grants are awarded within IPL's five giving categories: Arts & Culture, Community Enhancement, Economic Development, Education and Environment. The Power Grants Program began in 2013 to give employees a voice in how corporate contributions are made. IPL invests more than $2 million in annually in the community and its people volunteer more than 28,000 hours.

Among the newest Power Grant Program recipients, Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation was awarded $9,000 to help teachers connect classrooms with community resources which create quality and innovative learning spaces. In addition, the League of Miracles was awarded $5,000 to help build handicap-accessible restrooms at their sports complex which caters to adults and children with disabilities.

Other organizations receiving Power Grants include:

Avon Community School Corporation-Outdoor Learning Center, Avon

AYS, Inc., Indianapolis

Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Buffalo Trace Council, Boy Scouts of America, Evansville

Eiteljorg Museum: Agave Group, Indianapolis

Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Plainfield

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis

Greater New Hope Church, Indianapolis

Guidance Life Skills and Mentoring, Inc., Indianapolis

The Haven Youth Center, Martinsville

Hazelwood Christian Church Homeless Outreach Ministry, Clayton

Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, Indianapolis

Junior Achievement of SW Indiana, Evansville

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Indianapolis

New Life Community Church of Truth, Indianapolis

Nu Corinthian Inner City Ministries, Indianapolis

Purchased Inc., Indianapolis

Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis

St. John’s Community Care, Indianapolis

Trustees of Indiana University, Indianapolis

Young Professionals of Central Indiana, Indianapolis

For more information on how IPL employees are making a difference in the communities in which they live and work go to IPLpower.com.

About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES.

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 20 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 17,800 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2013 revenues were $16 billion, and we own and manage $40 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Source: Indianapolis Power & Light Co.