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Purpose

Dominion Energy shares the anger of our communities at the unjustified deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. Our communities are grieving. Words can evoke empathy, compassion and understanding, but we believe ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER®.

We are committing $5 million to support the need for broad-based community reconciliation, rebuilding and healing across the states where Dominion Energy operates. Of that amount, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will make grants totaling $4 million to support non-profit organizations advocating for social justice and equality. Under a separate program, the We Care Rebuild Project, we will commit the remaining $1 million to help minority-owned and small businesses recover from recent disruptions.

Goals

The Social Justice Grants Initiative is intended to address the fundamental causes of systemic racism. Grants will support projects or programs that:

  • Advance social justice
  • Promote equity of opportunity
  • Foster diversity and inclusiveness

Grant Opportunities

  • Leadership Grants (by invitation only)

    Send us an email (approximately one paragraph) about your organization and potential leadership grant.

    • Leadership grants are awarded to national or regional organizations that, over a sustained period, have a demonstrable history of accomplishment advancing the cause of social justice, equity and inclusion.
    • The most competitive requests will demonstrate a proven track record of positive systemic impact at scale within the states where Dominion Energy operates.
    • Range in size is up to $500,000, with the potential for one or more individual awards of up to $1 million.
    • Payment on grant commitments may be made over multiple years, depending on size of the award and scope of the funded program.
  • Community Grants

    Community Grants will be awarded to support community-based programs that address a compelling localized need or opportunity with the potential for out-sized impact.

    • Range in size from $5,000 to $25,000.
    • Payment on grant commitments may be made over multiple years, depending on size of the award and scope of the funded program.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be registered as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Work supported by these two grant initiatives (Leadership Grants & Community Grants) must benefit communities served by Dominion Energy in the states where the company operates.
  • The project/program should address a significant inequity and identify specific actions to level the playing field for Black/African Americans.
  • The project/program should address and deeply disrupt the status quo of a deep-seeded problem area.
  • The project/program has the potential to generate positive systemic change and growth within its targeted geographic area.
  • The project/program has the potential to shift culture, mindsets and behaviors for those it will serve and their respective communities.
  • The project/program may have the potential to teach business and/or entrepreneurship fundamentals, create or retain job opportunity and/or provide upward mobility for participants and enhance Black/African American workforce talent, if applicable.
  • Express quantitatively and/or qualitatively how this initiative will support diversity, inclusion and equity in your community.

Deadlines

Requests for funding under both the Leadership and Community Grant categories of the Social Justice Grants Initiative will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested non-profit organizations may submit funding requests here.
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HBCU Promise

To complement the Social Justice Grants Initiative, we also announced that Dominion Energy will provide 11 historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina with support through a $35 million initiative aimed at promoting higher education equity.

The six-year "HBCU Promise" program will provide $25 million in funding to select institutions. Additionally, a $10 million scholarship fund will support African American and underrepresented minority students across the company's service territory.

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