TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Tens of thousands of dollars went to a number of local organizations Thursday to help them hold community events.

The Duke Energy Foundation awarded nearly $70,000 in grants.

The funding will help support events like ISU’s Reading and Math Summits and Ivy Tech’s Cob and Cog event, which is an agriculture and engineering competition for high schoolers.

Other grant recipients Thursday included the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, the Terre Haute Junior Police Academy, the Terre Haute Parks Department, the Vigo County Education Foundation, and Vigo County Solid Waste Management.

“Each one of them told their story here [Thursday] morning and I think we’re all trying to hit all kinds of different avenues: music, schooling, everything here in this community. I’m just really proud of what we have, the partnerships with these organizations,” says Duke Energy District Manager Rick Burger.

Burger says organizations apply for these grants. He said it was a great day for Duke Energy and its community partners.