The American Electric Power Foundation complements a tradition of corporate philanthropy
exhibited by American Electric Power and its regional utilities in support of AEP's
community relations goal: "To support and play an active, positive role in the communities
where we live and work."
The American Electric Power Foundation was created in 2005 to continue to support
that goal. The Foundation generally will consider requests of not less than $25,000
or those for multi-year commitments from organizations in the communities served
by AEP's regional utilities or where AEP has major facilities. The Foundation may
also consider -- by invitation only -- initiatives outside of AEP's
11-state service area. AEP and its regional utilities continue to emphasize
corporate giving on local initiatives.
The following focus areas will be eligible for consideration by the Foundation:
- Improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education.
- Protecting the environment.
- Providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety.
- Enriching the quality of life in our communities through art, music and cultural