In total, $587,000 in grants will go toward feeding those in need, $273,000 for providing shelter and $267,500 for medical care.
Examples of this year's grant recipients include:
- The Arlington, Va., 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.
- FeedMore, Inc., in Richmond, for distribution of healthy food in 34 Central Virginia localities.
- The Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Food Bank for its holiday food campaign.
- Calvert Hospice in Prince Frederick County, Md., for its Burnett Calvert Hospice House.
Eligible organizations in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming were encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each. More than 300 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization's demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs, and prevent future need.
Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope, Dominion Transmission, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, Millstone Power Station in Connecticut and Dominion Questar in Utah and Wyoming. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information about Dominion and the Dominion Foundation, visit www.dom.com.
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