RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources announced today that it will provide $1 million in environmental stewardship grants through the Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations working to improve the environment in communities served by Dominion companies.
"Each year Dominion partners with a broad range of nonprofits to fund meaningful environmental projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible within our communities," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "Protecting the natural world is important to all of us, and this is one way we can encourage our community partners to succeed."
Eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and other areas within Dominion's footprint can submit applications through March 1, 2016, requesting up to $50,000 each. Recipients will be announced
Dominion will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:
- Protecting and preserving natural habitats
- Improving open spaces
- Making nature accessible
- Educating the public about environmental stewardship
For complete details and to submit an online application, please visit: www.dom.com/envirogrants.
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. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion Resources
For further information: Cora Argotti, (804) 771-6115, Cora.M.Argotti@dom.com; Bonita Harris, (757) 857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com; Charles Penn, (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com