- Increased funding of grants is among community benefits of SCANA-Dominion Energy merger
- Includes classroom grants up to $5,000 for eligible K-12 schools
- Deadline to apply is April 30
CAYCE, S.C. — Nonprofit organizations and schools in South Carolina working to improve the environment and provide educational experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy now have access to even more funding through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
After recently merging with SCANA, Dominion Energy has increased funding of environmental grants in South Carolina. Eligible organizations can apply for the grants, which provide up to $1.5 million in areas across the Dominion Energy footprint, through April 30, 2019.
“Our commitment to the communities we serve includes enhancing support for community causes in South Carolina with a focus on education and environmental stewardship,” said Rodney Blevins, president and CEO of the Southeast Energy Group, which houses SCANA Corporation's operating and services companies, including SCE&G. “We are pleased to provide increased funding of these environmental grants – including classroom grants for K-12 schools – for groups that work hard to make a meaningful difference to sustain our environment.”
Eligible nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants up to $25,000 that focus on specific, short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment. Also, eligible K-12 schools can apply for classroom grants up to $5,000 each for environmental education programs.
Dominion Energy will consider grant requests that focus on one or more of the following priorities:
- Educating K-12 students and the public about environmental stewardship.
- Protecting and preserving natural habitats.
- Improving open spaces and making nature accessible.
To get more information and to apply online, please visit www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants.
About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
Based in Cayce, S.C., South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. The regulated public utility is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 731,000 customers in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 379,000 customers throughout the state. Please visit www.sceg.com to learn more.