Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants
2018 Environmental Grant Awards
Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, to 129 organizations in 12 states working to improve natural spaces or encourage environmental stewardship. Since 2003, Dominion has donated nearly $32 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.
The competitive grants program supports environmental education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible. A sampling of this year’s grant recipients include:
- Ann’s Circle, Dowell, MD, for a pavilion and outdoor classroom for nature programs, summer camps, family outings and others visiting the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
- Blue Sky Fund, Richmond, VA, to provide urban youth with environmental field trips and weekly adventure clubs that feature outdoor activities and education.
- Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, CT, to give students a deeper understanding of science by letting them explore wildlife, plants and habitats outside the classroom.
- Elizabeth River Project, Portsmouth, VA, for its “Place of Peace” oasis in Paradise Creek Nature Park where at-risk youth can experience and help revitalize nature.
- Mineral County Alternative School, Keyser, WV, for its recycling program that turns paper into fire-starter bricks to be sold in the school’s general store, giving special needs students a real-world exercise in finances and recycling.
- Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, Akron, OH, for two beautification projects enhancing a historic towpath trail used by 2.5 million hikers and bikers each year.
- Therapeutic Adventures, Inc., Charlottesville, VA, for its adaptive sports program that helps people living with disabilities enjoy nature while skiing, paddling, fly-fishing and more.
- VCU's Rice Center, Charles City, VA, to offer environmental programming to college students, teachers and K-12 students on the James River.
- Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach, VA, for rescue and treatment of sea turtles hooked by recreational anglers.
Download the full list of the 2018 Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants.