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DLC Charitable

Our goal is bigger than keeping the lights on. We want our communities to thrive, so we give a lot more than safe and reliable power.

We’re continually investing resources to ensure our infrastructure meets the region’s future electrical demands. Whether we’re starting initiatives that enhance quality of life or contribute to the region’s economic growth, our goal is the same — to build strong and vibrant communities where we all can be successful.

In 2019, the company donated more than $1.3 million to organizations across Allegheny and Beaver counties. In addition, from giving more than $450,000 to United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania agencies to volunteering 3,500 hours of community service, Duquesne Light employees continue to inspire kindness and reciprocal goodwill in the communities where they live and work.  


  • Community Services
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Community Safety and Resiliency
Click here to see 2019 donation recipients

Program Application

Thank you for your interest in Duquesne Light’s charitable giving program. Given the current crisis, Duquesne Light has contributed $500,000 to the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Emergency Action Fund in order to maximize community support for organizations in Allegheny and Beaver counties. The Emergency Action Fund provides grants of $5,000 - $25,000 to nonprofits providing direct service during this crisis, including organizations who support senior citizen services, child care services, health needs and medical supplies, food assistance, shelter assistance and any additional services for vulnerable populations under stress from the pandemic.