-- Grants to focus on programs providing shelter, access to health care and food security
-- Online applications due by Oct. 12, 2015
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit organizations in the regions served by Dominion are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. Dominion's philanthropic arm, the Dominion Foundation, has pledged to provide grants totaling $1 million for eligible programs meeting these critical community needs.
"Dominion's long commitment to charitable initiatives has one goal: to serve and strengthen the communities in which we work and live," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "These grants will fund programs that create greater stability and well-being for many people by providing nutritious food, shelter and access to medicine and medical services."
The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Transmission, Dominion Hope, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut. Dominion Foundation grants are funded by shareholder dollars and not borne by customers.
Eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and other areas within Dominion's footprint are encouraged to apply. On-line applications will be accepted until Oct. 12, 2015.
Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future need for assistance.
For more complete details or to apply, go to https://www.dom.com/communityneedsgrants.
Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, 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. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information about Dominion and the Dominion Foundation, visit www.dom.com.
For further information: Janell Hancock, (804)771-6115, Janell.Hancock@dom.com, Bonita Harris (757)857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com, Chuck Penn (703)796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com