Dominion Energy Donates $1.2 Million to Nonprofits Serving Critical Community Needs

• More than $250,000 donated to 28 organizations in South Carolina
• Grants focus on food security, housing and health care in Dominion Energy service areas
It’s a great honor for Dominion Energy to support these organizations who do a phenomenal job rising to the challenge to serve people who need help the most.

CAYCE, S.C. (Oct 13, 2022) —The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded grants to more than two dozen nonprofits in South Carolina as part of $1.2 million in philanthropic giving across its service areas.

Dominion Energy awards Critical Community Needs grants to support essential human services, including housing, health care and food security. This is the seventh year the company has donated more than $1 million to meet critical community needs, partnering with 185 nonprofits across eight states, including more than $250,000 to 28 organizations in South Carolina.

“We are incredibly blessed to live in communities where so many people give of themselves to help our neighbors,” said Keller Kissam, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “It’s a great honor for Dominion Energy to support these organizations who do a phenomenal job rising to the challenge to serve people who need help the most.”

Grant applications were open to eligible organizations in states across Dominion Energy's footprint. A few examples of this year's South Carolina grant recipients include:

  • Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort (Beaufort, SC) provides free medical care to low-income, uninsured adults in Beaufort County. The clinic serves patients living at or below the 250% poverty level and has significantly increased its clients in the past year. The grant supports primary care, including co-payments when patients need outside specialty care or medications.
  • The ARK of SC (Charleston, SC) supports caregivers of those with memory issues in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties. The organization keeps caregiver families active and engaged, allowing them to maintain well-being through social respite, support groups and evidence-based workshops that benefit both caregivers and persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. Funding will support ongoing programming, outreach and education facilitators, along with support facilities and supplies.
  • Lighthouse Ministries (Florence, SC) utilizes its Working Mothers Education Program to teach parents the social and emotional development needs of their children, along with age-appropriate discipline methods, and stress and anger management. Mothers are taught money management skills, while Lighthouse provides additional community resources to meet families' specific needs. The program also provides diapers and hygiene kits for the children. The grant allows Lighthouse to enroll additional mothers and the program.
  • Good Samaritan Clinics of SC (Lexington, SC) provides free primary care services to the uninsured in Richland, Lexington and Charleston/Colleton counties. Its patients are primarily Spanish-speaking and work in job fields such as construction, food supply processing, landscaping and food service. This initiative will provide the tools needed for underinsured/uninsured patients to directly track and record their health data so that Good Samaritan’s physicians can review the health status of patients in between visits. Their personal health information will greatly enhance their follow-up care and avoid unnecessary trips to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.  

“Volunteer licensed medical personnel and donors are the hearts of our clinics. Without them we would not be able to provide care for those who have no other recourse other than the emergency room,” said Shannon Madden, executive director of the Good Samaritan Clinics of SC. “Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses can volunteer their time as their schedule allows during the late afternoons and early evenings. Together we can close this gap.”

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

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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