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Dominion LogoDominion is now accepting applications for grants up to $50,000 from area nonprofits.

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion, has $1 million to distribute grants to organizations in its coverage area, which includes the entire Historic Triangle in addition to other regions of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Maryland.

Though the Dominion Foundation generally awards grants to a variety of organizations that improve the physical, social and economic well-being of communities served by the power company, this application cycle is focusing specifically on nonprofits that support critical community needs.

Eligible organizations will provide services relating to food, housing and medicine. The most competitive applicants will have a proven track record of meeting these types of needs.

“These grants will fund programs that create greater stability and well-being for many people by providing nutritious food, shelter and access to medicine and medical services,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation.

Past local recipients of grants from the Dominion Foundation include the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, the College of William & Mary Law Clinic, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula and Grove Christian Outreach Center.

All the money allocated to Dominion Foundation grants comes from shareholders, rather than customers.

Applications are being accepted from now through Oct. 12. To apply, click here.