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Applications are Now Open until May 31

Eligible 501c3 nonprofit organizations across the company's footprint may apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical needs in communities. For the sixth consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet urgent human needs such as housing and shelter, access to medicine and medical services, and food security.

To apply, complete this eligibility quiz to access the online application*.

*Applications must be submitted before May 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Grant recipients will be announced in late summer.

Eligibility and Guidelines

We consider requests from eligible nonprofits with a proven record of meeting basic human needs, while managing future need by providing programs with significant and measurable outcomes. The projects should support one or more of the following:

  • Housing and shelter
  • Access to medicine and medical services (including mental health services)
  • Increased food security

Previous Critical Community Needs Grant Recipients

Last year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded $1.6 million in grants to critical community needs. These grants have gone to 224 nonprofit organizations that are working to support the most basic needs of the communities we serve, including food, shelter and medical care. Some of the 224 recipients include:

  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center to offer support services, including access to health care, shelter and food to clients who are deaf.
  • Community Kitchen of Bennettsville, SC, to serve nutritious lunches, 52 weeks a year, every Monday through Friday, to those less fortunate in the community.
  • Community Nursing Services, Salt Lake City, UT, to vaccinate uninsured or underinsured Utahns.
  • Food for Thought, Kitty Hawk, NC, to distribute healthy meals for Dare County students.
  • Homeless No More, Columbia, SC, for wraparound services for children living at their Family Emergency Shelter and St. Lawrence Place’s transitional housing program.
  • Neighborhood Health, Alexandria, VA, to offer dental care to uninsured Alexandria City Public School students through the “WOW Bus,” a mobile dental unit that visits the schools for onsite exams and care.
  • Rx Drug Access Partnership, Richmond, VA, to provide essential medication to uninsured Virginians living at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action to ensure New London County, CT, seniors receive nutritious meals served daily at local senior centers or delivered to seniors who are homebound.

Download the entire list of Winter 2019-2020 Critical Needs grant recipients.

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