Dominion Energy Donates More Than $236,000 in Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits

• More than $1.3 million awarded to non-profits across Dominion Energy's nationwide footprint.
• Grants will support 15 nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.

CAYCE, S.C. (Jan 31, 2023) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $236,000 in environmental stewardship grants to 15 organizations across South Carolina.

Dominion Energy Environmental Education and Stewardship grants are given to eligible nonprofits and schools for projects that work to create a cleaner, greener world and teach citizens of all ages to better care for the outdoors.

The Foundation provided more than $1.3 million in environmental stewardship grants to support organizations across eight states in Dominion Energy's service territory.

“Dominion Energy is proud to partner with these organizations that make South Carolina beautiful from the mountains to the sea,” said Keller Kissam, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “From preserving protected habitats to making nature more accessible for our fellow South Carolinians, it's a privilege to partner with groups who are committed to supporting sustainable programs that will preserve and enhance the communities where we live and work for generations to come.”

Since 2006, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has donated $40 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint. Some of this year's grants include support for:

  • Blythewood High School – Bengal Biodiesel, Blythewood, SC, to support a chemistry class which allows students to become part of a chemical manufacturing company and work together to responsibly recycle waste vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel. The student-run laboratory produces biodiesel, connects students with local industry, and increases student knowledge on environmentally friendly practices. The class has increased production capacity over the past two years from one gallon per week to 150 gallons per week.
  • Environmental Education Association of SC – SC Green Step Schools, Columbia, SC, to help expand an environmental education initiative to reach more students, teachers, schools, and communities this year. The SC Green Step Schools program encourages and empowers SC teachers and students to plan, establish, and sustain school-based projects that enhance the environment. Supported projects include school gardens, campus wildlife habitats, recycling, composting, rain barrels, energy conservation, and more.
  • Green Heart Project – Urban Farm at Enston Home, Charleston, SC, to fund environmental education programs for high schoolers at the farm. The Urban Farm offers hands-on, outdoor education for schools which often lack sufficient green spaces for a school garden. Students receive weekly Farm-to-School lessons from a trained educator and volunteers and have the opportunity for an eight-week employment internship. Funding will also support the installation of a greenhouse to extend the program's growing season.

The complete list of 2022 Environmental Stewardship Grants and additional program information are available at

2022 South Carolina Grant Recipients:

Organization Name City State Program/Project Title
Audubon South Carolina Charleston SC Project PROTHO
Barnwell Elementary School Barnwell SC Seeds and Deeds for Special Needs
Blythewood High School Blythewood SC Bengal Biodiesel
Camp Discovery at His Acres, Inc. Blythewood SC Senior Citizen Scientists in Motion
Care Connections Barnwell SC Veggie Cupboard Community Garden
Charleston Charter School for Math and Science Charleston SC South Carolina Oceanic Beach Cleanup and Remediation
Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy Cayce SC Expedition VR
Environmental Education Association of South Carolina Columbia SC South Carolina Green Step Schools Program Expansion
Green Heart Project Charleston SC Urban Farm at Enston Home – A Hub for Environmental Education in the Lowcountry
Lucy Beckham High School Mt. Pleasant SC Native Pollinator Garden and Compost Program
Malcolm C. Hursey Elementary School North Charleston SC The Botanical Garden
Port Royal Sound Foundation Okatie SC Preserving the Port Royal Sound
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District Columbia SC One Water Conservation Education Campaign and Reseed Richland
Saluda Shoals Foundation Columbia SC Wetland Restoration and Access Modifications
South Carolina Wildlife Federation Columbia SC Wildlife Connections from the Mountains to the Sea

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

About 7 million customers in 15 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 $50 million in 2021 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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