Dominion Resources to award $1 million in environmental grants

dominion resourcesDominion Resources announced Tuesday that it will provide $1 million in environmental stewardship grants through the Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations working to improve the environment in communities served by Dominion companies.

“Each year Dominion partners with a broad range of nonprofits to fund meaningful environmental projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible within our communities,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “Protecting the natural world is important to all of us, and this is one way we can encourage our community partners to succeed.”

Eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia,West Virginia and other areas within Dominion’s footprint can submit applications through March 1, 2016, requesting up to$50,000 each. Recipients will be announced
in April.

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

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

For complete details and to submit an online application, please visit: www.dom.com/envirogrants.

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