The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded grants to 206 nonprofit organizations in eight states to help feed, house, and care for people in need. Totaling more than $1.5 million, the grants will support essential human services. This is the sixth year the company has awarded more than $1 million to meet critical community needs.
“The pandemic amplified the most basic human needs including food, shelter, and medical care,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, President of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support these worthy nonprofits across our footprint, making a tremendous impact in their local communities. This work is more important now than ever.”
Applications were open to eligible organizations in states across Dominion Energy’s footprint. A few examples of this year’s grant recipients included one from the Peninsula:
- Avalon: A Center for Women and Children (Williamsburg, Virginia) to purchase and install generators at Avalon’s apartment buildings, which house survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- Always Home (Mystic, Connecticut) to provide homelessness prevention and shelter diversion of low-income families with minor children.
- Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio (Canton, Ohio) to help low-income homeowners in Canton, Ohio make necessary repairs to their homes they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
- Autism Society of North Carolina (Raleigh, North Carolina) to provide recreational, educational, and therapeutic camping experiences for campers with autism.
- Edisto Indian Free Medical Clinic (Ridgeville, South Carolina) to provide free primary medical care, medications and laboratory tests for low-income individuals and families.
- Children’s Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) to provide comprehensive mental health services to young children who have experienced trauma and need additional support beyond outpatient services.
Avalon Center in Williamsburg advocates to end domestic and sexual abuse by breaking the cycle of abuse through prevention, education, shelter, and support services in the Greater Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula areas. By offering tools for safety, self-sufficiency, and empowerment, Avalon helps build stronger, healthier communities.
For more on charitable giving programs and a full list of recipients, visit Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.