Dominion Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation supports environmental and general education with an emphasis on STEM learning and job training in the areas its parent company serves. 

IP TAKE: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation supports schools and organizations with grants for environmental and general education in areas served by Dominion Energy. Past projects have supported STEM learning and job training. This funder maintains and open application process. 

PROFILE: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Energy, a leading energy producer and transporter in the U.S. Based in Richmond, Virginia, this foundation invests in human needs, environmental stewardship, education and community vitality in the geographic areas it serves. Its four funding initiatives support veterans and military families, environmental education and stewardship, critical community needs and education

Dominion’s K-12 funding stems mainly from its environmental education and general education initiatives. Environmental education grants are awarded to public and private schools and nonprofit organizations that educate students about environmental stewardship, protect and preserve local environments, or improve the quality and accessibility of open spaces. A past recipient, Snipes Farm and Education Center of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, runs farm-to-school STEM programs for nearby schools and nature and horticultural summer camps for school-aged children. Dominion’s general education grants aim to “develop the capacity of the future workforce, especially in STEM and energy fields.” In this vein, Dominion has supported HHW (formerly Hard Hatted Women) of Ohio, which offers girls hands on experiences in trades and technology through summer camps.

Most Dominion grants range between $1,000 to $15,000. The maximum grant amount for environmental education is $25,000. This foundation offers awards to schools and organizations in the geographic regions it serves. More than one hundred local organizations are funded each year.

Dominion Energy maintains and open, online application system which begins with an eligibility quiz


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