Since its inception, the EQT Foundation has awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia that make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. The EQT Foundation is committed to supporting the education of our children; the development of diverse, livable communities; preserving environmental resources; and promoting a greater appreciation for the arts.
The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in being a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation focuses its resources on areas that have a direct effect on the stability of communities and, in turn, contribute to the success of its business operations in those areas.
The EQT Foundation helps communities prosper through focused giving.
The EQT Foundation makes communities better places to live, work and prosper by creating access to opportunities for growth and enrichment.
Integrity: Being honest and having strong moral principles
Leadership: Having courage to shape a better future
Transparency: Being open and candid in communications
Arts and Culture
Local initiatives designed to provide communities exposure to artistic programming and/or expanded awareness, understanding and appreciation of the diverse culture and heritage of Appalachia.
Examples: Museums and cultural centers; art, music and literature programs; academic and community programs exposing audiences to the history and culture of indigenous people
Community and Economic Development
Activities and programs that encourage the development of diverse, livable communities that can attract and retain residential, commercial and industrial growth.
Examples: Community sustainability programs; festivals and other local traditions; food banks; volunteer fire departments; volunteer opportunities and community service
Programs that foster inclusion and promote community diversity. The EQT Foundation will not support agencies that have written policies or clear practices of discrimination to any person.
Examples: Initiatives that support inclusive and accepting communities of all persons; programs specifically geared toward racial or ethnic minorities, women and the LGBTQ community
Programs that promote proficiency in core academic skills, particularly those related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Includes efforts to effectively prepare adults and teenagers for the workforce.
Examples: Development and implementation of STEM-based curricula and programming; technical and literacy training; computer and science camps; career planning and preparation
Initiatives that support the preservation of natural resources and encourage residents and businesses to employ conservation techniques and activities to minimize adverse impacts on the environment.
Examples: Community gardens; wildlife and watershed conservation; environmental education; preservation and restoration of green spaces