Dominion Energy Donates to Nonprofits in North Carolina Meeting Critical Community Needs

- Company provides funds to address housing, health care and food security
- Fourteen grants were awarded in North Carolina

GASTONIA, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2021) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in North Carolina to help feed, house and care for people in need. As part of Dominion Energy’s Critical Community Needs grant program, more than $1.5 million was distributed to 206 organizations across 8 states. This is the sixth year the company has awarded more than $1 million to meet critical community needs.

“This grant will support Camp Royall, the nation’s oldest and largest camp for people with autism. During the pandemic, many individuals with autism were unable to receive the usual services they needed to develop skills necessary to live safely in their communities,” said Kristy White, Chief Development Officer for The Autism Society of North Carolina. “Camp Royall remained open to provide campers with recreational, educational, and therapeutic camping experiences, ensuring that individuals had the opportunity to develop skills needed to succeed in school and to help decrease learning loss and regression.”

Applications were open to eligible organizations in states across Dominion Energy’s footprint. North Carolina recipients include:

  • Farmer Foodshare Inc., Durham – To source fresh produce from local farms and prepare food bags for low-income, food-insecure participants.
  • Beloved Haven Inc., Elizabeth City – To provide medical service and counseling for victims of sex trafficking.
  • ABCCM Medical Ministry, Asheville – To continue telehealth medical visits for the uninsured.
  • Autism Society of North Carolina, Raleigh – To provide recreational, educational and therapeutic camping experiences for campers with autism.
  • NC Heroes Fund, Pineville – To cover essential living expenses such as food, mortgage/rent and car payments for veterans.

“The global pandemic amplified the most basic human needs including food, shelter and medical care,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support these worthy non-profits across our footprint, doing great things for their local communities. This work is more important now than ever.”

For more on charitable giving programs and a full list of recipients, visit Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 16 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 more than $58 million in 2020 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. 

For further information: Persida Montanez, 919-819-1325,