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We're committed to working with the communities we serve to advance equity for our employees, customers and neighbors of color. The American Electric Power Foundation created the Delivering on the Dream grant program to help dismantle systemic racism and prejudice, while prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion. This five-year, $5 million initial investment funds organizations with programs dedicated to advancing social and racial justice in the communities we serve.

Delivering on the Dream Grant Recipients

  • AppalReD Legal Aid (Ashland, KY)
  • Boys & Girls Club in Texas (Austin, TX)
  • CASA of Central Virginia (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Center – Catholic Social Services (Columbus, OH)
  • United Front in Ft. Wayne – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Community Legal Aid Services Inc. (Canton, OH)
  • The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation (Virginia)
  • Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins, TX)
  • Roanoke Higher Education Center Foundation (Roanoke, VA)
  • Rogers Development Foundation (Rogers, AR)
  • Southern University at Shreveport Foundation (Shreveport, LA)
  • Wiley College (Marshall, TX)
  • YMCA of Central Ohio (Columbus, OH)
  • Youth Services of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
  • YWCA Columbus (Columbus, OH)
  • YWCA Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Zora’s House (Columbus, OH)

Delivering a Different Kind of Power

We're helping our communities recognize diversity, equity, inclusion, fairness and justice.

Roanoke Higher Education Center Opens Doors to New Possibilities

With the support of the AEP Foundation, RHEC is opening doors to higher education, better jobs, and new opportunities for the greater Roanoke area.

The Tulsa AALA Takes Leaders to New Heights

Current and future leaders of Tulsa are inspired and encouraged to have even greater impacts with the support of the Delivering on the Dream Grant.

Texas Boys & Girls Clubs Teaches Responsibility for All

The Texas Alliance Boys & Girls Club Alliance helps young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

United Front Draws Communities Closer

Based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, United Front helps communities start meaningful conversations around race, equity, and inclusion.

Wiley College Provides Advancement and Education for All

With a strong legacy of diversity and perseverance, Wiley College, with the support of the Delivering on a Dream Grant, is taking equitable educational opportunities to new levels.

SUSLA Prepares Next Generation of STEM Professionals

The Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana (SUSLA) makes access to STEM education more fair for everyone with the support of the Delivering on the Dream Grant.

YWCA Columbus Launches Center for Racial Equity

With the help of the Delivering on the Dream grant, the YWCA Columbus created the American Electric Power Foundation Center for Racial Equity to advance education, civic engagement and advocacy.