Dominion Energy Environmental Grant Applications Now Open to Nonprofit, Educational Organizations

- Deadline to apply for environmental grants is Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. EST
- Grants support environmental education and stewardship initiatives across Dominion Energy’s footprint, including North Carolina
- Since 2003, nearly $39 million donated to projects that protect and improve the environment

GASTONIA, N.C., Aug. 17, 2022—Dominion Energy is encouraging nonprofit and educational organizations to apply for a total of $1 million in environmental grants to be distributed this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. This competitive grant process is designed to support work to improve the environment and provide educational experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy.

Nine nonprofits in North Carolina received funding during the last grant cycle, including:

  • ENO River Association, Durham, to help prepare a new nature preserve for opening to the public in January 2023 by supporting the creation of important amenities such as a parking lot, hiking trails and signage.
  • Trout Unlimited, Bryson City, to increase ecosystem function of the Alarka Creek by removing and replacing a derelict stream crossing that is blocking the movement of brook trout.
  • ECU Foundation, Greenville, for high schoolers to build wave-powered desalination devices to provide better access to clean drinking water as part of the national Waves to Water competition.
  • Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, Mount Holly, for educational signage needed for the Tuckeseege Park Pollinator Garden.

"As a company working toward net zero emissions, it’s critically important that we bring our community partners along on this journey. We believe that good stewardship starts at home,” said Rusty Harris, Vice President and General Manager of Dominion Energy North Carolina's natural gas business. “Thanks to partnerships with nonprofits and educational organizations we can make an impact where we live and work.”

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants up to $50,000 to support specific projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. Also, public and private K-12 schools in eligible regions can apply for classroom grants up to $5,000 for environmental education programs.

Dominion Energy will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Educating K-12 students and the public about environmental science
  • Protecting and preserving natural habitats
  • Improving open spaces and making nature accessible

Since 2003, nearly $39 million has been donated to projects that protect and improve the environment. For more information and to apply visit


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.

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 safely providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit

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