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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for
Economic and Social Revitalization Activities

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Funding Source:

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Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/30/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for economic and social revitalization activities. Successful applicants will demonstrate how completed projects promoted community engagement and development while encouraging future growth. Requests will demonstrate support of equity, inclusion, and diversity within the community.

Each year Dominion Energy, through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, awards grants to nonprofits making an impact in the community. Projects must have made a major contribution to the economic or social revitalization in the communities served by the funding source.

Projects must be located within the Dominion Energy Ohio service area:

Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne and Wood. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162591

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$110,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. Higher amounts may be awarded when a program is an exceptional fit with corporate business or giving priorities, or when there is significant employee involvement in the effort.

Term of Contract:

Projects must have been completed between July 2019 and November 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be registered as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Projects must be located within the Dominion Energy Ohio service area (see Description above).

Foundation grant support is not available to:

- Tangible benefits, including utility payments to Dominion Energy or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates
- Individuals
- Religious programs of churches or other sectarian organizations
- Fraternal, political, advocacy or labor organizations
- Projects or organizations that are not located within geographic areas where Dominion Energy provides electricity or natural gas service, or has significant facilities or business interests
- Fund-raising events (dinners, lunches, etc.)
- Golf tournaments or other sporting events
- Organizations without 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Organizations that limit membership and services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
- Advertising for benefit or courtesy purposes
- Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
- Memorial campaigns

Dominion Energy does not typically fund university research projects or endow chairs.

The primary interest of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is to support programs and specific projects. Consequently, support of capital campaigns is limited and provided on an exceptional basis.

Pre-Application Information:

Community Impact Awards Timeline:

- September 1st - Begin Accepting Applications
- November 30th - Entry Deadline
- January - Judging
- February - All applicants to be notified about the status of their entry by email
- March - Awards Luncheon

Interested applicants must start the application process by completing the eligibility quiz. Those who pass the quiz will receive a password that is assigned only to their organization and will enable them to access the online application.The total review process may take from two to six months. Groups requesting large or first-time grants should allow additional time for review.

Winners will be featured in the March 2021 issue of Cleveland Magazine.

Application Information: https://www.dominionenergy.com/our-promise/customers-and-community/charitable-foundation/applying-for-a-grant

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Interested applicants must first take the Eligibility Quiz: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=1863&x_quiz_id=337&x_order_by=1

Online application portal:
https://www.cybergrants.com/cybergrants/plsql/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=1863&x_proposal_type_id=3598

For questions about the application process, please contact DominionFoundation@DominionEnergy.com.

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Dominion Energy Ohio service area includes Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington, Wayne, and Wood.

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