Dominion Energy Donates $110,000 Through Community Impact Award Grants to 11 Ohio Nonprofit Partners

-Grants Focus on a Host of Social and Revitalization Efforts, Including the Arts, Health and Human Services and Post-pandemic Housing Solutions
-It’s the 27th Year of Support for Ohio Communities
Congratulations to our grant recipients who continue to work to overcome significant barriers in providing important services in communities across Ohio.

CLEVELAND, July 14 -- The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $110,000 in unrestricted Community Impact Award Grants to 11 Ohio nonprofit organizations that have made significant contributions through economic or social revitalization of communities across Ohio. The grants are offered through the 27th Annual Community Impact Awards competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy and Cleveland Magazine.

Since 1996, the program has awarded more than $1.9 million across Dominion Energy’s service area of Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne and Wood Counties.  

“It’s an honor to recognize so many exemplary organizations that are committed to making an impact in our communities,” said Jim Eck, Vice President & General Manager of Dominion Energy Ohio. “Our judges reviewed so many worthy applications, it was difficult to narrow down the most vibrant programs. Congratulations to our grant recipients who continue to work to overcome significant barriers in providing important services in communities across Ohio.”

Applications were open to eligible organizations in Dominion Energy Ohio’s service area. 2021 Community Impact Award honorees in Ohio include:

Akron: 2 honorees; $20,000 in grants
Canton: 2 honorees; $20,000 in grants
Cleveland: 5 honorees; $50,000 in grants
Lima, 1 honoree; $10,000 grant
Marietta: 1 honoree; $10,000 grant

In Marietta, Buckeye Hills Foundation received an award for working toward increased and equitable broadband access for residents across 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.

In Cleveland, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) increased access to classical music for Black and Latinx middle and high school students through The Musical Pathway program. CIM supports students until they graduate from high school with free private lessons, ensemble theory, wraparound services and more. This program creates a robust recruiting pipeline for Black and Latinx students into classical collegiate level studies and potential careers in the music field.

In Lima, the grant award will support Soldiers of Honor Bootcamp. The nonprofit’s boxing workshops inspire diverse at-risk youth to overcome life’s challenges in and out of the ring and provides families access to essential services.

For more on 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 14 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, HBCU Promise(SM) and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $48 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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