RICHMOND, Va.—Dominion Resources is making grants totaling $1.2 million to fifty-two organizations in eight states as part of its competitive program designed to support specific, short-term projects that improve the environment.
The grants are made available through the Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. The program has been expanded since it was piloted in Virginia in 2013.
"Expanding the program to include additional communities this year was an exciting prospect," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "The response from the nonprofit community during the last two years of the pilot in Virginia was remarkable, and the result is that an even wider variety of programs promoting environmental stewardship received much-needed funding."
These organizations will receive financial support for programs that protect and preserve natural habitats, monitor and enhance water quality, prevent pollution and improve open spaces, make nature accessible, and educate the public about environmental stewardship.
Since 2003, the Dominion Foundation has given more than $20 million in support of environmental initiatives. View complete details and a full list of this year’s recipients.
Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit www.dom.com.
For further information: Janell Hancock (804) 771-6115, Janell.M.Hancock@dom.com, Bonita Harris (757) 857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com, Charles Penn (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com