Palmetto Conservation Foundation Among 52 Recipients To Share $1.2 Million In Grants Supporting Environmental Initiatives

May 2, 2015
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation will receive a $25,000 grant to construct fiberglass pedestrian bridge crossing the Indian Creek on the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail
  • Fifty-two organizations in eight states will share $1.2 M to fund projects that protect the environment and educate the public
  • Projects protect the environment and educate the public

COLUMBIA, SC The Palmetto Conservation Foundation is one of 52 organizations in eight states to share $1.2 million in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, thanks to Dominion Resources’ competitive program designed to support specific, short-term projects that improve the environment.

The $25,000 grant awarded to the Palmetto Conservation Foundation will support the construction of a new, 50-foot fiberglass pedestrian bridge on the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail in Newberry County, S.C. The new bridge is needed after the previous bridge was washed out in a storm.

The grants are made available through the Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm. The program has been expanded since it was piloted in Virginia in 2013.

“Expanding the program to include additional communities this year was an exciting prospect,” said Pamela Faggert, chief environmental officer for Dominion. “The response from the nonprofit community was remarkable, and the result is that an even wider variety of programs promoting environmental stewardship received much-needed funding.”

The 52 organizations will receive financial support for programs that protect and preserve natural habitats, monitor and enhance water quality, prevent pollution, improve open spaces, make nature accessible and educate the public about environmental stewardship.

Since 2003, the Dominion Foundation has given more than $20 million in support of environmental initiatives. For complete details and a full list of this year’s recipients, please visit and go to Grant Guidelines and Recent Awards.

In February, Dominion acquired Carolina Gas Transmission (CGT) from SCANA Corporation. CGT owns and operates nearly 1,500 miles of FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipeline in South Carolina and southeasternGeorgia.

Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va., 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. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit