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Dominion Foundation Provides $140,000 Grant to Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay


RICHMOND, Va. - The Dominion Foundation has provided a grant of $140,000 to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to help pay for a new urban tree planting program designed to reduce pollution reaching the bay.

The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy producers.

“This grant will help pay for a partnership between the Alliance, Dominion and the Virginia Department of Forestry to expand the urban tree canopy in some of the state’s most densely populated areas,” said William C. Hall Jr., Dominion vice president-Corporate Communications and Community Affairs and president of the Dominion Foundation.

“Tree canopy helps provide storm water management and assists in reducing the amount of pollution ultimately reaching the bay,” explains David Bancroft, president of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. “We are very appreciative of this grant that will help pay for tree planting in Fairfax and Charlottesville as well as for related programs in the Richmond area.”

The Dominion Foundation awarded approximately $15 million to 1,081 nonprofit organizations in 25 states and the District of Columbia last year, primarily to organizations in Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and other states where Dominion operates power stations, natural gas and other energy facilities.

Grant focus areas included preservation of natural and historic resources, workforce development and education, diversity initiatives, neighborhood and community development, and meeting basic needs for food, shelter and clothing.


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