EQT Foundation Awards More Than $1M in Grants

Recipient Programs Support Arts, Community/Economic Development
and Education

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The EQT Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants totaling
more than $1 million to approximately 35 individual, non-profit
organizations during the first and second quarters of 2015. These
associations and programs have a variety of focus disciplines including
community outreach, economic development, education, and arts and
culture.

As the charitable arm of EQT Corporation, a Pittsburgh-based integrated
energy company, the EQT Foundation has awarded more than $32 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 safe, healthy, 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 throughout EQT’s
primary operating areas.

EQT Foundation grant recipients for the first half of 2015 include:

Southwestern Pennsylvania ::

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to create the new EQT Bridge Theater
    Series, which will bring international and national performance groups
    to the region to perform shows targeted to ages 7-15
  • Marianna Outdoorsmen Association for building handicap access
    to Ten Mile Creek in Washington County
  • Boy Scouts of America for a new EQT STEM Achievement Award for
    Scouts in the Laurel Highlands Council
  • Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra to enable a matching
    program to bring student musicians together with professional symphony
    members for coaching and mentoring
  • Carnegie Science Center to continue funding National Engineers
    Week and the Engineer the Future activities
  • Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council to provide support to
    workforce readiness programs

West Virginia ::

  • Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a new pumper
    truck
  • Pierpont Community College to create a wellsite simulation
    training program
  • Operation Outreach for providing books to every first through
    third grade student in McDowell County

Kentucky ::

  • Hand in Hand Ministries for purchasing building materials to
    work toward helping those in need of home repairs in Floyd and Johnson
    Counties
  • Eolia Christian Community Outreach to continue providing
    necessary services to the community

Virginia ::

  • Rebuilding Together Roanoke for its Summer Youth Housing
    Rehabilitation Program, which brings youth from across the country to
    rebuild homes in impoverished areas
  • Project Discovery to work with female high school students to
    attend a one-week STEM camp at Radford University

Working in partnership with the American Heart Association, the
EQT Foundation will continue its signature “Have A Heart…Save A Life
Program” throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. The
program, which trains middle school students in the important
life-saving skills of hands-on CPR, has been funded by the Foundation
for eight years.

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.

Contacts

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