Dominion Energy Offers $1.2 Million in Critical Community Needs Grants

- Grants offered for programs providing shelter, access to health care and food security
- Online applications due by Oct. 21, 2019
We want to do our part to help care for our neighbors who are struggling,

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company's footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical needs in communities. For the fifth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1.2 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services. 

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"We want to do our part to help care for our neighbors who are struggling," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. "These grants support organizations that provide a better life for those in need."

Last year's Critical Community Needs grants helped more than 200 nonprofits provide services such as free in-school eye screenings for children, housing for homeless veterans, and food for those in need. Watch a video about the impact one of last year's grants had on Meals on Wheels.

For this year's grants, eligible organizations in targeted areas of Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and other areas within Dominion Energy's footprint are encouraged to apply. Online applications will be accepted until Oct. 21, 2019.

For more complete details or to apply, go to

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit to learn more.


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For further information: North Carolina - Persida Montanez, 800-562-9308,; Ohio - Neil Durbin, 216-736-6239,; South Carolina - Rhonda M. O'Banion, 800-562-9308,; Virginia - Audrey Cannon, 804-771-6115,; Utah/Wyoming/Idaho - Don Porter, 801-324-5521,; West Virginia/Pennsylvania/Maryland/New York - Samantha B. Norris, 681-842-3200,