Dominion Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Dominion Foundation’s public health-related grants focus on meeting basic human needs and improving community vitality in the states in which the company has a presence.

IP TAKE: Dominion’s grantmaking may spread across a 16-state region, but in some states, it excludes major counties from its roster. Grantseekers should carefully explore the foundation’s website to make sure their work doesn’t involve one of those excluded counties.

PROFILE: The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, an energy production and transport company. Like many corporate charities, Dominion concentrates its grantmaking efforts on the 16 states – Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming – in which the company has a strong employee and operational presence.

The foundation is committed to the public health and well-being of the communities where it operates, supporting efforts toward meeting basic human needs and promoting community vitality.

Dominion’s basic needs-related grantmaking supports organizations providing food, shelter, and access to basic healthcare. An additional facet of the foundation’s giving is to provide support in times of critical and acute need, such as after a disaster.

The foundation’s efforts toward improving community vitality include support for groups that foster diversity in local communities and help revitalize neighborhoods.

According to the foundation, most grants fall in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. However, a quick look over its latest tax filings shows that Dominion does award a pretty significant number of grants in the $20,000 to $150,000 range. To learn more about the organizations receiving Dominion support, explore its Recent Grant Awards webpage.

The Dominion Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year. However, prospective grantees must pass a short eligibility quiz before accessing the foundation’s online application.

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