Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia Expand all

Location of residency: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia Expand all

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Overview:

The Dominion Foundation annually awards up to $1 million in environmental stewardship grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in communities served by Dominion companies (see Geographic Eligibility below). The Dominion Foundation considers grant that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

The Dominion Foundation considers grant requests up to $50,000 that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment, and K-12 requests up to $5,000. The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:

  • Educating K-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship
  • Protecting and preserving natural habitats
  • Improving open spaces and making nature accessible

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Foundation grant support is available to:
    • Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
    • Organizations that focus on education, environment, culture and the arts, civic and community development, and health and human services.
    • Organizations within geographic areas (listed below) where Dominion provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities or business interests
  • Geographic Eligibility: 
    • The Environmental Stewardship Grants Program is being offered in and near communities served by Dominion Companies, including:
      • Connecticut: Bozrah, Bridgeport, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Somers, Sprague, Stonington and Waterford
      • Idaho: Franklin
      • Maryland: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s
      • North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Warren, Washington, the cities of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon, and the town of Ahoskie
      • Ohio: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Fulton, Geauga, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Sandusky, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne and Wood
      • Rhode Island: Cranston, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket and Providence
      • Utah: All counties with the exception of Kane and Wayne
      • Virginia: All localities are invited to apply
      • West Virginia: All localities are invited to apply
      • Wyoming: Carbon, Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta
    • Other areas in the Dominion footprint, including New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina:
      • Geographic restrictions apply. Please send Dominion Foundation an email with one paragraph about your organization and localities served.
  • Budget items may include but are not limited to:
    • supplies and materials
    • equipment specifically related to the proposed project and
    • staff training

Ineligibility:

  • The Environmental Stewardship Grants program will not cover:
    • Support for capital and/or land acquisition
    • Long-term research projects
    • General operating grants
    • Overhead, indirect costs or endowments
  • Foundation grant support is NOT available to:
    • Individuals
    • Religious programs of churches or other sectarian organizations
    • Fraternal, political, advocacy or labor organizations
    • Projects or organizations that are not located within geographic areas where Dominion provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities or business interests
    • Fund-raising events (dinners, lunches, etc.)
    • Golf tournaments or other sporting events
    • Organizations without 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
    • Organizations that limit membership and services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
    • Advertising for benefit or courtesy purposes
    • Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
    • Memorial campaigns
  • Dominion does not typically fund university research projects or endow chairs.
  • The primary interest of the Dominion Foundation is to support programs and specific projects. Consequently, support of capital campaigns is limited and provided on an exceptional basis.


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