Dominion Energy Foundation Grants

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $15,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Connecticut, Georgia (US state), Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Expand all

Location of residency: Connecticut, Georgia (US state), Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Expand all

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NOTE: Requests are considered quarterly by our Community Investment Boards

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation award grants in four focus areas:

  • Human needs grants that support increased food security, housing and shelter, and access to basic medical and health care.
  • Environmental stewardship grants to protect natural resources and help non-profit organizations make efficient use of energy.
  • Education grants to develop the capacity of the future workforce, especially in STEM and energy fields.
  • Community vitality grants to foster an appreciation of diversity, revitalize neighborhoods and ensure a vibrant community life through support of cultural endeavors.

Award Amounts

Because the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of charitable programs, most grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. Higher amounts may be awarded when a program is an exceptional fit with corporate business- or giving priorities, or when there is significant employee involvement in the effort.

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


  • 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
  • Geographic Areas
    • Colorado – Garfield, Moffat, and Rio Blanco
    • Connecticut
    • Georgia - Send us an email (about one paragraph) about your organization and localities served if you are interested in obtaining additional information.
    • Idaho – Franklin
    • Maryland 
    • Massachusetts
    • New York – Albany, Alleghany, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Herkimer, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wyoming
    • North Carolina – The counties of Alamance, Alexander, Beaufort, Bertie, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Camden, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Cleveland, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecomb, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hyde, 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 – 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, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne and Wood
    • Pennsylvania – The counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, 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


  • 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.
  • Competitive grant requests will demonstrate the following:
    • Affordability and sustainability
    • Lasting impact on the community
    • Using the professional expertise of Dominion employees and retirees as volunteers
    • Significant and measurable outcomes
    • Potential for connections to other complementary endeavors


  • Foundation grant support is NOT available to:
    • Tangible benefits, including utility payments to Dominion Energy or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates
    • 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