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Dominion Energy Grants Money Environmental Initiatives

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Three Charlottesville nonprofits have a little more cash now to help with projects, thanks to some grants from energy giant Dominion.

The City Schoolyard Garden and Therapeutic Adventures were each awarded $10,000 on Thursday, May 10. The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center received more than $17,000.

The grants were awarded to programs that support environmental education and stewardship initiatives.

Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million to more than 100 organizations in 12 states.


Dominion Energy Press Release:

Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in Environmental/Education grants through its charitable arm to nearly 130 organizations in 12 states. The grants will support a wide variety of programs and people dedicated to making our world a better, more livable place.

In our Western region in Virginia (Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and all points west) around $100,000 in grants will go to more than a dozen non-profit organizations or schools working to preserve/improve natural spaces or encourage environmental stewardship. Grant recipients include:

  • Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. in Charlottesville, Va. for its adaptive sports program to help people living with disabilities enjoy nature while skiing, paddling, fly-fishing and more.
  • Buena Vista City Schools for a farm to table program involving raised garden beds
  • City Schoolyard Garden in Charlottesville for the Plant, Grow Harvest! Youth Leadership in Environmental Education program
  • Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro for the Environmental Stewardship 2018 program
  • Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton for an Educational Farm, Garden and Greenhouse program
  • Friends of Goochland Parks for the Tucker Park Pedestrian Bridge
  • Longwood University Foundation in Farmivlle for Virginia Waterways Cleanup

Since 2003, Dominion Energy has donated nearly $32 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.

A full listing of 2018 Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants are available at www.dom.com/envirogrants.