Corporate Giving Guidelines
AEP's Community Relations goal is: "To support and play an active,
positive role in communities where we live and work." Providing financial support
to non-profit organizations within its service territories is just one way AEP works
toward this goal.
- Employee volunteers — Employees throughout the AEP System
coordinate numerous company projects to benefit a number of non-profit organizations.
Hundreds of employees also share their talents individually as volunteers in our
- Economic development
— AEP sponsors special programs to encourage economic development within its traditional
- Matching gifts — Employee contributions to accredited colleges and universities
for scholastic programs may be matched by the company through a separate employee educational
matching contributions program. See eligibility information (PDF)
- In-kind donations — AEP makes contributions of non-cash items such as real
estate, furniture, equipment and the services of employees on short-term loan to
organizations, using similar criteria as cash donations.
Eligibility For Charitable Contributions
To be eligible for corporate contributions, organizations must be tax exempt under
section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and benefit communities within
AEP's service territory in Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Oklahoma or communities with major AEP facilities.
Organizations receiving contributions must be in compliance with the Equal Employment
Opportunities Act and other federal, state and local laws and regulations.
American Electric Power Company, Inc., its affiliates and the American Electric Power Foundation provide donations or grants only to organizations that do not, either through constitution or any written policy, discriminate against others on the basis of political affiliation, religious belief, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race or sexual orientation. Each organization applying for support must affirm in its funding request or in the AEP or AEP Foundation on-line grant application that it does not discriminate in this manner.
Corporate Giving Guidelines
Contributions are made principally in the areas of education, the environment and
human services, such as hunger, housing, health, and safety.
- Priority is based on the perceived overall benefit to communities in the company's
- In the area of education, preference is given to grades pre-K through 12 in the
fields of science, technology and math.
- Multi-year commitments to capital campaigns generally do not exceed five years.
- AEP and its employees provide strong support to many annual United Way campaigns
within our service territory; therefore, additional support to United Way agencies
Organizations and Activities Not Eligible
- Religious, fraternal, service and veteran organizations except for non-sectarian
social service activities available to the broader community, such as a senior center
or a church-owned housing project.
- Those with a purpose that is solely athletic in nature, not connected to a school
or youth group with other developmental goals.
Requests for AEP corporate contributions are accepted electronically by invitation only.
Written requests for local or statewide projects may be submitted
to the appropriate AEP operating unit office:
1 Riverside Plaza, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
539 N. Carancahua
Corpus Christi, TX 78478
P. O. Box 1986
Charleston, WV 25327-1986
Indiana Michigan Power
110 East Wayne St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
||855 Central Avenue, Suite 200
Ashland, KY 41101
212 East 6th St.
Tulsa, OK 74119
428 Travis St.
Shreveport, LA 71101