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Dominion Energy Offering Critical Community Needs Grants

Dominion Energy has announced that it has opened the application window for its 2022 Critical Community Needs Grant. (Courtesy of Dominion Energy)

RICHMOND — Dominion Energy has announced that it will be offering grants to nonprofit organizations that provide critical community needs.

In a statement released by the company on Monday, March 7, Dominion Energy, through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, will offer a grant of up to $25,000 for nonprofit organizations that provide for critical community needs, including shelter, access to health care, and food security. These grants will total $1 million.

This is the seventh consecutive year in which the Foundation has pledged to help nonprofits through this grant program.

“It’s important that we continue to support organizations working directly with these communities across our footprint to help address those needs,” said President of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Hunter A. Applewhite.

Last year, the program provided grants to more than 200 nonprofits across the United States that provided services such as medical care, laboratory tests, homelessness prevention, as well as providing comprehensive mental health services for children who experienced trauma.

“Thanks to Dominion Energy’s support, we can continue to provide stabilization services to more than 1,200 families in Northern Virginia,” said Shelley Murphy, president and CEO of Wesley Housing, which provides affordable housing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. “These hard-working individuals and families are still struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dominion’s contribution helps us provide relief to those who need it most.”

Of the 2021 recipients, Williamsburg-based nonprofit organization, Avalon Center, which works towards ending domestic and sexual violence, was awarded a grant to purchase and install electric generators in its apartment buildings.

This year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will focus on organizations in targeted areas in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Utah, Idaho, Connecticut, Wyoming, and other areas in which Dominion Energy services.

Applications will be accepted through April 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. EST.

Dominion Energy services 7 million customers across 13 states. Its service area includes the Greater Hampton Roads community.

To learn more about this grant or to apply, please visit its website.

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