Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Donates $1.3 Million to Environmental Nonprofits

  • 20 Ohio organizations receive $190,000 from the Foundation
  • Environmental grants awarded to 114 organizations across 8 states
  • Grants focus on environmental education and stewardship initiatives

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in environmental grants to 114 organizations across eight states, including $190,000 to 20 organizations in Ohio.

This year's recipients will beautify local parks, improve accessibility to nature parks with an adaptive kayak launch, create pollinator gardens to support local ecosystems, document bird populations, develop rock gardens and reduce stormwater runoff, remove trash from tributaries, restore floodplain forests, create outdoor education labs, and transform empty asphalt lots into vibrant recreational spaces, among other exciting projects.

"We're proud to recognize local organizations that safeguard the environment and create more sustainable communities," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. "These grants reflect our commitment to support meaningful projects in the areas we serve."

The competitive grants support projects that educate about environmental stewardship, protect and preserve habitat, and enhance or make nature more accessible. Some of this year's grants include:

  • Friends of Stark Parks to increase the amenities and programs that are accessible for everyone by adding an adaptive kayak launch at Deer Creek Reservoir.
  • North Cuyahoga Valley Corridor Inc. to implement the RiverSweep program to protect the natural habitat associated with the Cuyahoga River by removing trash from tributaries and adjacent areas.
  • Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center to restore four acres of floodplain forest that serves as an important stopover habitat for migrating birds.
  • Urban Community School will use its grant for an environmental education program in the school's Learning Garden and Outdoor Classroom.

2023 Ohio Grant Recipients:



Burten Bell Carr Development Inc.


Drink Local Drink Tap


Friends of Stark Parks


Fund for the Future of Heights Libraries

Cleveland Heights

Glandorf Elementary


Golden String, Inc.


Kent State University Foundation, Inc.


L.A.N.D. Studio, Inc.


Medina Raptor Center 


Montessori Development Partnerships


North Cuyahoga Valley Corridor Inc.


Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition


Olney Friends School


Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Shaker Heights

Spring Garden Waldorf School


The Cleveland Foundry


The International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, Inc.


The Trust for Public Land

East Cleveland

Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners


Urban Community School


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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 $46.7 million in 2023 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. 

About Dominion Energy

About 7 million customers in 15 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean energy every day and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

SOURCE Dominion Energy

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