Funding and Support

The following have provided their generous support to establish and expand the Redlair Observatory.

Duke Energy Water Resources Fund:
The Duke Energy Foundation is investing $10 million to fund programs benefiting waterways in the Carolinas or immediately downstream of our operational facilities in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. The fund supports science-based, research-supported projects and programs that provide direct benefits in water quality, fish and wildlife habitats, public use and access to waterways, and public awareness about individuals’ roles in protecting water resources.

North Carolina Community Foundation in publications:
North Carolina Community Foundation administers the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund across the entire geographic scope of the grant program. The Foundation is the single statewide community foundation in North Carolina, serving the philanthropic needs of donors and a broad range of charitable purposes in North Carolina. Visit