Dominion Energy Donates $1.3 Million to Environmental Non-Profits

  • Environmental grants awarded to 97 organizations across 8 states
  • Foundation donated $190,000 to 17 organizations in Ohio
  • Grants focus on environmental education and stewardship initiatives

CLEVELAND – (Feb. 1, 2023) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in grant funding to 97 environmental organizations across eight states, including $190,000 to 17 organizations in Ohio.

This year’s recipients will restore and preserve acres of wetlands, create parks and equestrian trails, provide free seeds to promote home gardening and pollinator conservation, purchase a river water cleaning vessel, increase oyster restoration efforts, enable high school students to use chemistry to recycle waste vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel and support many other exciting projects. 

“Every day we’re working to create more sustainable communities for our customers,” said Dan Weekley, president and general manager at Dominion Energy Ohio. “These grants represent our commitment to help organizations carry out impactful projects right here in our local communities.”

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:

The Trust for Public Land grant will support the initial participatory design phase at three schools in East Cleveland to engage students and provide critical environmental, health and community building knowledge needed to design three inclusive community schoolyards.

Ohio & Erie Canal Coalition will use its grant to cover expenses like equipment, trash removal and project coordination associated with the planning and execution of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Clean-Up and Enhancement project to make the trail accessible to all.

Louisville City Schools will develop and build a mindfulness path along the walking trail behind Louisville Middle School for use by students and the community. The trail will include seven stations to engage in mindfulness activities during a nature walk.

Global Ambassadors Language Academy will establish a “Student Ambassadors for Environmental Education and Stewardship” club, led by students in grades 4-7 and selected teachers to create a more environmentally friendly and sustainable school and create a rotating environmental helper student for each classroom.

2023 Ohio Grant Recipients:

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.



Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition



United Planet



Cleveland Botanical Garden



Footpath Foundation



Global Ambassadors Language Academy



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



Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio



Shaker Lakes Regional Nature  Center



The Trust for Public Land



Urban Community School



Independence Primary School PTO2



Kent State University Foundation, Inc.



Louisville City Schools



Tuscarawas County University Foundation

New Philadelphia


Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery



Rails-To-Trails of Wayne County



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

Over the last 17 years, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has donated $40 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.

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.

For further information: For further information: Stephanie Moore, email:, Mobile: (330) 690-9422.