Dominion gives $1 million to charitable groups meeting critical community needs

dominion virginia powerDominion Resources will mark the holiday season by providing more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter and care for people across communities where the company operates. Donations will be shared by 140 non-profit organizations that provide critical community services in 13 states. This is the second year that Dominion has given more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs grants through its charitable arm, the Dominion Foundation.

“While the Dominion Foundation works year-round to support worthy charitable causes, these grants are earmarked for programs that deliver basic necessities such as shelter, nutritious meals and medical care, to people in need,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources. “It is especially fitting during the holidays to support organizations that are improving lives and building greater stability in the places we call home.”

In total, $587,000 in grants will go toward feeding those in need, $273,000 for providing shelter and $267,500 for medical care.

Examples of this year’s grant recipients include:

  • The Arlington, Va., Free Clinic for its Community Bridge program, connecting patients to vital advanced medical diagnostic and treatment at no-/low-cost.
  • The For Kids emergency shelter for homeless families in Norfolk.
  • FeedMore, Inc., in Richmond, for distribution of healthy food in 34 Central Virginia localities.
  • The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Food Bank for its holiday food campaign.
  • Calvert Hospice in Prince Frederick County, Md., for its Burnett Calvert Hospice House.

Eligible organizations in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming were encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each. More than 300 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization’s demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs, and prevent future need.


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