Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants

2019 Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants Program

Dominion Energy has awarded $1.6 million in grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, to 135 organizations working to improve natural spaces or teach about the environment. Download the entire list of 2019 Environmental Education and Stewardship grant recipients. These 2019 recipients include: 

  • Avian Conservation Center, Awendaw, SC - to study and preserve local birds of prey
  • James River Outdoor Coalition, Richmond, VA - to make kayaking and canoeing on the James River accessible for paddlers with special needs
  • Enrichmond Foundation, Richmond, VA - as they work to restore gravesites and walkways at the Maggie Walker Hilltop which honors nationally known African Americans
  • St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, Saint Mary’s, MD - to install reefs and spat as part of its ongoing oyster restoration efforts
  • Thanksgiving Point Institute, Lehi, Utah - to provide K-12 students with field trips to its butterfly biosphere
  • Virginia Association for Parks, VA - for its initiative to plant hundreds of trees at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, VA

Program Overview

This annual program considers grant requests from eligible nonprofits and schools that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. The projects should support one or more of the following priorities:

  • Educating k-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship
  • Protecting and preserving natural habitats
  • Improving open spaces and making nature accessible


The application cycle is currently closed and scheduled to open in February 2020.