EQT Foundation Awarded More Than $5.5M in 2015

Funding Supports Arts, Community/Economic Development, Education
and Environmental Initiatives

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The EQT Foundation today announced that it awarded more than $5.5
million in 2015 to community organizations and initiatives throughout
EQT’s operating areas by way of grants, matching gifts, United Way
donations, and scholarships presented to recipients in its ASPIRE,
Students of Excellence, and other educational programs.

As the charitable arm of EQT Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based integrated
energy company, the EQT Foundation has awarded more than $36 million to
various groups since its inception in 2003. The Foundation is committed
to helping communities prosper by supporting education for our children
– especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
disciplines; encouraging the development of diverse neighborhoods;
supporting the environment and preservation of local natural resources;
and sponsoring local programs that promote greater understanding and
appreciation of arts and culture across EQT’s operating areas.

In 2015, EQT Foundation grants alone totaled more than $3.5 million and
were distributed to approximately 70 individual, non-profit
organizations that have a variety of focus disciplines including
community outreach, economic development, education, and arts and
culture. A partial list of grant recipients for the first half of 2015
can be found here.
EQT Foundation grant recipients for the second half of 2015 include:

Southwestern Pennsylvania:

  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Waterplay exhibit, a hands-on
    activity highlighting the principles of buoyancy, hydraulics and
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania exhibit on the
    history of energy in southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh sponsorship of the June 2016 Pittsburgh
  • Washington County Fireman’s Association to implement a hands-on
    gas well training pad for area firemen
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 2016 EQT Children’s Theater Festival
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise Education for students from
    Greene and Washington Counties to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise
    Week 2016

West Virginia:

  • Mountaineer Food Bank to distribute produce to people in need
    in EQT’s operating areas
  • West Virginia Women Work for the Step Up for Women Construction
    Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
  • Doddridge County 4-H Teen Leaders for creation of an
    interpretive nature trail that will support environmental educational
  • Opportunity Council Youth Works literacy program
  • Charleston Ballet “Ballet for All” program, which provides
    at-risk youth and families opportunities to attend performances


  • Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road to underwrite STEM
    programs for economically disadvantaged girls in Appalachia
  • University of Kentucky Robinson Scholars Program, which
    provides university experiences for first generation college students
    from eastern Kentucky


  • Radford University Foundation Inc. to expand the Radford
    University Science Days outreach program for elementary students
  • Appalachia Volunteer Fire Department to fund the replacement of
    outdated gas detection monitoring equipment

About EQT Foundation:

Since the EQT Foundation was established in 2003, it has donated more
than $32 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.


EQT Foundation
Ellen Rossi, 412-553-7703