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Applications are Closed.

The Community Impact Awards competition, co-sponsored by Cleveland Magazine, has awarded more than $1.9 million since 1996 to organizations in our service area. Our 27th anniversary recipients will be announced and featured in a 2022 issue of Cleveland Magazine.

Eligibility & Guidelines

  • Projects must have been completed between July 2020 and November 2021.
  • Projects must have made a major contribution to the economic or social revitalization in our communities.
  • Projects must have made a major contribution to support diversity, inclusion, and equity in our communities.
  • Projects must describe how the COVID–19 pandemic has changed your ability to equitably make impact in the community.
  • Projects must be located within the Dominion Energy service area in Ohio.
  • Organizations must be 501c(3).

Refer to the award guidelines and entry information to prepare your nomination at:, search impact. The application period closed Wednesday, December 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Each entry must include the following information:

To be eligible to receive a Dominion Energy Community Impact Award, organizations MUST provide:

  1. Name of your organization, a contact name and title, telephone number, email address and complete mailing address.
  2. A brief description/history of your community or organization.
  3. Description of the project and qualitative and quantitative results demonstrating how it promoted economic and/or social revitalization, including objectives, benefits, impact, and community interest/involvement.
  4. Details regarding the extent to which the project generated positive change and growth within its targeted area.
  5. The number of people impacted/served by this project.
  6. Details of how this project encourages and promotes future development and revitalization.
  7. Information about the project’s impact on the community, i.e., the effect the project had in terms of jobs, spending, taxes, etc.
  8. How this initiative has supported diversity, inclusion, and equity in your community.

Community Impact Awards Timeline

  • September 1st - Begin Accepting Applications
  • December 31st - Entry Deadline
  • February/March - Judging
  • March/April - All applicants to be notified about the status of their entry by email
  • TBD - Awards Program

For questions about the application process, please email us.

2020 Award Recipients

Karamu House

Karamu House

For over a 105-year history, Karamu House has been a place where artistic excellence and cultural responsibility meet and thrive for the African American community. The Social Justice Series provided virtual programs like “Freedom on Juneteenth,” “Freedom After Juneteenth,” panel discussions about the trauma and mental health in the Black community and police violence against African Americans.

Marimor Legacy Foundation

The All Ability Playground in Allen County provides a safe environment for families to enjoy new equipment, with safety surfaces built for those with mobility issues, ADA accessible picnic tables and various hand sanitation stations.

Washington State Community College Foundation

Through partnership with local health care providers, the Education and Advancement to Registered Nurses program was designed to guide and support underserved, low-income, first-generation college students who face unique challenges that can be barriers to success.

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