Nonprofits invited to apply for Dominion Energy grants

Published 11:27 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company’s service area to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical community needs.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services.

“Whether it’s food for homebound seniors, shelter for homeless families or free dental check-ups, the need for basic necessities is great in many communities,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, foundation president. “These grants are designed to support organizations that provide greater stability and a better life for people in need.”

Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 160 nonprofits provide an array of essential services. For instance, ForKids Inc. was awarded $25,000 for its after-school program that helps families struggling with homelessness.

For this year’s grants, eligible organizations within Dominion Energy’s footprint are encouraged to apply. On-line applications will be accepted until October 5.

Priority will be given to organizations that  demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships, and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future needs.

For more complete details or to apply, go to