Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Georgia (US state), New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia Expand all

Location of residency: Georgia (US state), New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia Expand all

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NOTE: The majority of our grants are reviewed on a rolling basis through our Community Investment Boards; see grant page here

Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants Program

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will award up to $1.5 million through a competitive Environmental Education and Stewardship grants program. Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public and private K-12 schools in communities served by Dominion Energy companies. 

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation considers grant requests up to $25,000 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:
      • Colorado: Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco
      • Connecticut:  Bozrah, Colchester, East Haddam, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown and Waterford.
      • Georgia: Please send us an email (1-2 paragraphs) about your organization, potential project and localities served, and Dominion Energy will provide invitation code if appropriate.
      • Idaho: Franklin
      • Maryland: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s
      • New York: Please send us an email (1-2 paragraphs) about your organization, potential project and localities served, and Dominion Energy will provide invitation code if appropriate.
      • North Carolina: The counties of Alamance, Alexander, Beaufort, Bertie, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Camden, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cleveland, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Iredell, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrell, Vance, Wake, Warren and Washington, and the cities of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
      • Ohio: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Jefferson, Hardin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington and Wayne.
      • Pennsylvania: Please send us an email (1-2 paragraphs) about your organization, potential project and localities served, and Dominion Energy will provide invitation code if appropriate.
      • South Carolina: All localities are invited to apply.
      • 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 Energy footprint: geographic restrictions apply. Please send us 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.