Upstate nonprofit meeting critical community needs awarded Dominion Energy grant

August 31, 2021

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 to 26 local nonprofits engaged in meeting the critical needs of South Carolina communities, including food, housing and medical care.

“The pandemic has underscored the critical role that these organizations play in the lives of so many people by providing basic human services,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “Dominion Energy is pleased to provide financial support to feed, house and care for people in need in the communities we serve.”

Through the Critical Community Needs Grant, the foundation has provided more than $1 million this year to 206 total organizations across Dominion Energy’s footprint.

Upstate nonprofit, BattleBetty Foundation, was awarded funds to provide statewide services, including housing, empowerment and reintegration support for women veterans.

A few other examples of this year’s South Carolina grant recipients include:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC (Midlands) to support families with children in the hospital.
  • Edisto Indian Free Medical Clinic (Lowcountry) to provide free primary medical care, medications and laboratory tests for low-income individuals and families.
  • Area Churches Together Serving (CSRA) to address food insecurity for residents of Aiken.
  • Mercy Medicine Free Clinic (Pee Dee) to provide a year’s worth of essential medical supplies like syringes, gauze, surgical gloves and gowns.

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About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $58 million in 2020 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit to learn more.