Dominion Awards $135,000 In Grants Supporting Environmental Initiatives In PA

Dominion Resources is making grants totaling $1.2 million available to fifty-two organizations in eight states as part of its competitive program designed to support specific, short-term projects that improve the environment.

In Pennsylvania, Dominion awarded grants to: PA Environmental Council- $100,000 for the Western PA Environmental Awards Program and $35,000 to the Western PA Conservancy for its Watershed Mini Grants Program.

The grants are made available through the Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. The program has been expanded since it was piloted in Virginia in 2013.

"Expanding the program to include additional communities this year was an exciting prospect," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "The response from the nonprofit community during the last two years of the pilot in Virginia was remarkable, and the result is that an even wider variety of programs promoting environmental stewardship received much-needed funding."

These organizations will receive financial support for programs that protect and preserve natural habitats, monitor and enhance water quality, prevent pollution and improve open spaces, make nature accessible, and educate the public about environmental stewardship.

Since 2003, the Dominion Foundation has given more than $20 million in support of environmental initiatives.

The list of all grants awarded is available online.

For more information, visit the Dominion Foundation’s Environmental Grants webpage.


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