Washington Gas Charitable Giving

Washington Gas


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Counties in Maryland: Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

For 170 years, Washington Gas has been an integral part of the growing metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. As a responsible corporate citizen, Washington Gas has developed a Charitable Giving Program that is designed to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities it serves through contributions, in-kind support and volunteer resources.

Focus Areas

The Charitable Giving Program focuses on three primary areas: education, the environment and health.

  • Education - Emphasis is placed on educational activities targeted toward youths in the kindergarten to twelfth grade age range. Attention is given to the development of math, science, technology and business skills. Consideration is also given to arts-related programs.
  • Environment - The focus in this area is on programs that promote cleaner air and water and that protect and preserve the ecological system of the metropolitan region.
  • Health - Consideration is given to health organizations that strive to improve the health and well-being of individuals within the community. Emphasis is also placed on energy assistance programs for low-income residents to heat and cool their homes, reducing illness and casualties resulting from exposure to extreme temperatures.

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

Eligibility:

  • An organization requesting support must have 501(c)(3) status.
  • Support is provided for specific programs rather than for general funding.
  • Funds are restricted to the Washington metro region. This includes:
    • District of Columbia / Washington DC
    • Maryland (Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's);
    • Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Falls Church, and Prince William)

Ineligibility:

  • Support is not provided to religious organizations for sectarian purposes, political associations or to organizations with strictly a sports focus.
  • Support is not provided to individuals or to capital or endowment campaigns.