RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation announced today that it will award $500,000 in grants to organizations providing essential services to active duty, veterans and military families in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for one of 10 competitive grants of $50,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to help veterans or their families. Projects could include initiatives such as workforce training programs; shelters or transitional housing; medical services, including addiction recovery programs; or support services for families.
"We are grateful and proud to be able to give tangible support to the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. "These grants will provide an important safety net for veterans and their families seeking employment, shelter, medical care and more."
Eligible organizations in Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and other areas within Dominion's footprint can submit applications through Oct. 9, 2017. Recipients will be announced in November.
Dominion Energy has a long history and outstanding reputation for supporting military service members, veterans and their families through charitable giving as well as recruitment practices. The company is a founding partner in the national Troops to Energy Jobs program, which helps military members find rewarding careers in the energy industry. Currently, one in five new hires at Dominion is a veteran, and about 11 percent of the company's more than 16,000 employees are veterans.
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company's website at www.dominionenergy.com.