Dominion Announces Second Wave of Awards in $575,000 Environmental Grants
-- 19 additional organizations to receive $300,000 in funding; total for the
-- Grants cover a variety of environmental organizations, programs across
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 26, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen more environmental
organizations in Virginia will share an additional $300,000 in grants from the
charitable arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia
Power, bringing the total funding this year to $575,000. The first wave of
grants from the Dominion Foundation – $275,000 – was awarded in April to 17
The grants support projects that help preserve watersheds, restore national
parks and provide educational programs to children. Foundation grants are
funded by shareholder dollars and are not borne by customers. A complete list
of projects can be found at:
"The work these organizations do is crucial to preserving the environment,
protecting animals, and educating children," said Pamela Faggert, Dominion's
chief environmental officer."We have no doubt about the positive results
their efforts will produce, and we feel privileged to partner with them."
Recipients in the second wave include:
oWildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro: $10,000 to produce "Critter
Cam," a live web broadcast of animals in treatment at the center, and to
create "Critter Cam Kits" for 400,000 students in 20 school districts
around the state.
oThe Elizabeth River Project in Portsmouth: $12,500 to support their "River
Stars" program where Elizabeth River Project staff help local businesses
make changes in their facilities and practices in order to conserve
natural habitats and reduce pollution.
oVirginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville: $20,000 to underwrite
"Living on the Water," an aquatic conservation exhibit that will be on
display at the museum and will travel to multiple locations throughout the
Over the past 10 years, Dominion's total giving to support environmental
programs has reached $17.4 million, including major grants for groups such as
The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Keep Virginia Beautiful,
and Dominion's Project Plant It!.
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, is
dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well being of the
communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Foundation annually
award more than $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote
education and help meet basic human needs. For more information about
Dominion, one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
SOURCE The Dominion Foundation
Contact: Daisy Pridgen, 804-771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com, or Bonita B.
Harris, 757-857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com, or Charles Penn, 703-796-9308,
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.