DF: Grants Supporting Critical Community Needs

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 5, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia Expand all

Location of residency: Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia Expand all

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Overview:

The Dominion Foundation will award up to $1 million in grants that address critical community needs to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in communities served by Dominion companies (see Geographic Eligibility below). The Dominion Foundation will consider grant requests that support one or more of the following:

  • Housing and shelter
  • Access to medicine and medical services (including mental health services)
  • Increased food security

The maximum grant award is $50,000 in areas where Dominion has significant assets or customer base. If the project narrative and budget do not adequately support the requested funding amount, lesser amounts may be awarded.

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 within geographic areas (listed below) where Dominion Energy provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities or business interests
    • Organizations that focus on education, environment, culture and the arts, civic and community development, and health and human services
  • The critical community needs grants are being offered in and near communities served by Dominion Companies, including:
    • Colorado: Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco
    • Connecticut
    • Idaho: Franklin
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • New York: Albany, Alleghany, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wyoming
    • North Carolina: The counties of Bertie, Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Warren and Washington, and the cities of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
    • Ohio:  The counties of Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putnam, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne, Wood.
    • Pennsylvania: The counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Dauphin, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland.
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Utah: All counties with the exception of Kane and Wayne
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming – Carbon, Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta
  •  Budget items may include but are not limited to:
    • supplies, materials and equipment specifically related to the proposed project

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to efforts that:
    • Support specific programs with significant and measurable outcomes
    • Have proven records of meeting basic human needs and preventing future need
    • Demonstrate strong partnerships and effective collaborations to meet critical community needs that advance the work beyond what one organization can do alone

Ineligibility:

  • The critical community need grants will not support:
    • General operating grants
    • Capital improvements and/or land acquisition
    • Overhead and indirect costs
  • 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 Energy 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 Energy does not typically fund university research projects or endow chairs.
  • The primary interest of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is to support programs and specific projects.
    • Consequently, support of capital campaigns is limited and provided on an exceptional basis.