DF: Grants Supporting Critical Community Needs

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

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: South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Counties in Colorado: Garfield County, Moffat County Expand all

Location of residency: South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Counties in Colorado: Garfield County, Moffat County Expand all

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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.


  • The critical community needs grants are being offered in and near communities served by Dominion Companies, including:
    • Colorado: Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco
    • 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
    • New York: Albany, Alleghany, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Wyoming
    • North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell 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: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland.
    • Rhode Island: Providence
    • 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 footprint:
      • 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, materials and equipment specifically related to the proposed project


  • 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


  • The critical community need grants will not support:
    • General operating grants
    • Capital improvements and/or land acquisition
    • Overhead and indirect costs

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