Dominion Energy offers $1M in grants

CLARKSBURG — Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical community needs in communities. For the fourth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services.

“Whether it’s food for homebound seniors, shelter for homeless families or free dental check-ups, the need for basic necessities is great in many communities,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “These grants are designed to support organizations that provide greater stability and a better life for people in need.”

Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 160 nonprofits provide an array of essential services.

For instance, Operation Warm, received funding in support of its effort to provide brand-new winter coats to West Virginia schoolchildren in need. Watch a video to see how Operation Warm Inc. helps young people stay warm and feel the support of their community.

For this year’s grants, eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and other areas within Dominion Energy’s footprint are encouraged to apply. On-line applications will be accepted until Oct. 5, 2018.

Priority will be given to organizations that: demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships, and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future needs.

For more complete details or to apply, go to www.dominionenergy.com/communityneedsgrants.

Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy plans to contribute more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, Facebook or Twitter to learn more.

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