Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation invests education, environmental stewardship, community development, social services, and arts and culture in the states in which its corporate sister works and serves. 

IP TAKE: This foundation tends to prioritize institutions of higher education. 

PROFILE: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, funded by its corporate sister the U.S. energy provider Dominion, emphasizes grantmaking to fund environmental causes. Dominion is committed "to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies." Those communities include Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Although the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation oversees a dedicated environmental stewardship program, its priorities remain vague due to the foundation's limited, one-page website. It simply states that the foundation seeks "to protect natural resources and help non-profit organizations make efficient use of energy." This suggests that the foundation prefers to broadly fund a variety of conservation and environmental concerns rather than restricting its grantmaking to a handful of priorities. 

Dominion grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. Sometimes organizations may secure more funding than this range reflects. The application is rigorous; however, applicants should check Dominion's website frequently as its geographical restrictions shift on occasion.