Dominion Energy to Award $1 Million in Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants

Projects should focus on environmental education or stewardship.


RICHMOND, Va. (LG) Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy.

“The grants will be up to $25,000 each for non profit orgainizations, and we also don’t want to forget those K-12 schools, so they’re able to apply as part of this process. Those grants will capp at $5,000,” said Cindy Balderson, Mgr. of Corporate Philanthropy, Dominion’s Charitable Foundation.

“These grants support nature exploration, by building pollinating gardens. We’ve done a couple of wheelchair accessible piers, where moms with baby strollers or people that are wheelchair bound can get into nature, maybe even fish from one of those piers,” continued Balderson.

Eligible organizations in Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and other areas within Dominion Energy’s footprint can submit applications through Feb. 26, 2018. Recipients will be announced in April.

Dominion will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:

Educating students and the public about environmental stewardship
Protecting and preserving natural habitats
Improving open spaces and making nature accessible

For details and online application, please visit:

-Loretta Gaines