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Dominion to sponsor grant program

By Staff | Feb 18, 2015

Non-profit organizations will share up to $1.2 million through a new environmental stewardship initiative, sponsored by Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Hope. The competitive program is designed to support specific, short-term projects that improve the environment.

“Funding meaningful projects that encourage the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of our environment is a key focus for us,” said Pamela Faggert, chief environmental officer for Dominion. “We are looking forward to partnering with even more non-profit organizations across our footprint.”

Organizations in and near the communities served by Dominion can submit applications through March 2, requesting up to $50,000 each.

The grants program is an expansion of one piloted in Virginia in 2013.

Dominion will make the grants available through the Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. Projects funded under the grant program in West Virginia included the Trout Unlimited stream enhancement program and the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center where injured birds-of-prey are treated and when possible, released.

Dominion will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:

-Protecting and preserving natural habitats,

-Monitoring and enhancing water quality,

-Preventing pollution and improving open spaces,

-Making nature accessible, and

-Educating the public about environmental stewardship.

For complete details and to submit an online application, visit www.dom.com/ corporate/our-commitments/community/charitable-giving-and-the-dominion-foundation/environmental-stewardship-grants-program

Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy.

The foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education, and promote community vitality.