Giving Back: Dominion
The Dominion Foundation awarded grants to 140 non-profit organizations for a total of over $1 million.
December 2016

​Dominion will once again celebrate the holiday season by providing more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter, and care for people in need across its service territory. Dominion’s charitable arm, The Dominion Foundation—which focuses on human needs, protecting the environment, supporting education, and promoting community vitality—considered more than 300 applicants, and is awarding grants to 140 non-profit organizations that provide critical community services in 13 states.

"While the Dominion Foundation works year-round to support worthy charitable causes, these grants are earmarked for programs that deliver basic necessities such as shelter, nutritious meals, and medical care, to people in need," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources. "It is especially fitting during the holidays to support organizations that are improving lives and building greater stability in the places we call home."

Examples of this year's grant recipients include:

  • The Arlington Free Clinic for its Community Bridge program, connecting patients to vital advanced medical diagnostic and treatment at no-/low-cost.
  • The For Kids emergency shelter for homeless families in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • FeedMore, Inc., in Richmond, Virginia, for distribution of healthy food in 34 Central Virginia localities.
  • The Greater Cleveland Food Bank in Ohio for its holiday food campaign.
  • Calvert Hospice in Prince Frederick County, Maryland, for its Burnett Calvert Hospice House.

Announcements of specific grants will occur throughout the month of December, but each non-profit can be awarded up to $50,000 each. In total, $587,000 in grants will go toward feeding those in need, $273,000 for providing shelter, and $267,500 for medical care.