Dominion Energy Supports Nonprofits in South Carolina Meeting Critical Community Needs

Grants focus on housing, health care and food security in Dominion Energy service area
Grants awarded to 26 nonprofit organizations in South Carolina
This funding from Dominion Energy will help us to assist many families that are facing some of the most difficult times in their lives.

CAYCE, S.C. (Aug. 30, 2021) – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 to 26 local nonprofits engaged in meeting the critical needs of South Carolina communities, including food, housing and medical care.

“The pandemic has underscored the critical role that these organizations play in the lives of so many people by providing basic human services,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina.  “Dominion Energy is pleased to provide financial support to feed, house and care for people in need in the communities we serve.”

Through the Critical Community Needs Grant, the foundation has provided more than $1 million this year to 206 total organizations across Dominion Energy’s footprint.

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:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC (Midlands) to support families with children in the hospital.
  • Edisto Indian Free Medical Clinic (Lowcountry) to provide free primary medical care, medications and laboratory tests for low-income individuals and families.
  • Area Churches Together Serving (CSRA) to address food insecurity for residents of Aiken.
  • Mercy Medicine Free Clinic (Pee Dee) to provide a year’s worth of essential medical supplies like syringes, gauze, surgical gloves and gowns.
  • BattleBetty Foundation (Statewide) to provide living essentials, nutritious food and shelter for women veterans.

“This funding from Dominion Energy will help us to assist many families that are facing some of the most difficult times in their lives,” said Beth Lowrie, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC. “Our job is to help them through their child's medical journey in every way we possibly can - whether that's a hot meal, a shoulder to cry on or a little help for the trip home.”

For more on charitable giving programs, visit Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

More than 7 million customers in 16 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 more than $58 million in 2020 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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