Duke Energy Foundation supports mental health resources and services for Johnson County with $10,000 grant

By Duke Energy Foundation | | 8.17.22

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – Duke Energy Foundation is contributing a $10,000 grant to the Johnson County Community Foundation to kick-start a sustainable, long-term community program to fund mental health services, support and counseling for local residents.

“Our community providers have seen demand for mental health services skyrocket over the last several years,” said Gail Richards, president and CEO of the Johnson County Community Foundation. “With limited resources, it has become more challenging to meet the many needs of our residents, which have only recently increased. Through the generosity of Duke Energy and other partners, we hope to give providers more tools to help individuals access the care they need and instill a sense of hope in the community.”

Local community leaders and service providers, as well as the city of Greenwood and Johnson County, recognized a need for more community mental health services. With Duke Energy’s support, the Johnson County Community Foundation plans to address unmet needs by establishing a long-term community program to provide grants to support mental health programming and services for Johnson County residents. The program will rely upon the financial contributions of businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals to fund grants on a recurring, annual cycle.

Those interested in supporting the Johnson County Community Foundation’s long-term community program to fund mental health services can visit jccf.org/health-and-human-services-fund to donate.

“Our hearts continue to be with the Greenwood community and the families of those who lost their lives in the recent senseless tragedy,” said Jean Renk, government and community relations manager at Duke Energy. “As the community begins to heal, the need to expand access to critical mental health services has never been greater. Duke Energy and the Johnson County Community Foundation are committed to helping organizations reach those who are struggling to ensure they get the help they need.”

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 870,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually in charitable gifts to Indiana and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation