Dominion Energy offers $1 million in grants


RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations in Ohio and 12 other states across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical needs in communities. For the sixth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet urgent human needs such as housing and shelter, access to medicine and medical services, and food security.

“There is great need in our communities as our neighbors struggle to meet the challenges of the pandemic,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We’re seeking to support organizations that are working directly in these communities to help those in need.”

For this year’s grants, eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and other areas within Dominion Energy’s service area are encouraged to apply. Online applications will be accepted until May 31, 2021, at 5 p.m.

For more complete details or to apply, go to www.dominionenergy.com/communityneedsgrants.

Last year Dominion Energy awarded $208,500 in Critical Community Needs grants to 46 Ohio nonprofit organizations. The Ohio grants were part of more than $1 million awarded to 200 nonprofit organizations in Ohio and 12 other states. Additionally, Dominion Energy committed $4 million in COVID-19 relief in 2020.

Major Ohio Critical Community Needs grants and recipients in 2020 were: Opportunity Parish Ecumenical Neighborhood-Ministry (OPEN-M), Akron; $15,000; Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Inc., $15,000;Vocational Guidance Services, Cleveland, $12,500; The Cleveland Hearing/Speech Center, $10,000; Domestic Violence/Child Advocacy Center, Cleveland, $10,000; Famicos Foundation, Cleveland $10,000; Providence House, Cleveland, $10,000; and West Ohio Foodbank, Lima, $7,500.