Helping Those Who Need It
From providing bill assistance to matching employee gifts to supporting veterans, Dominion Energy constantly looks for new avenues to help those who need it and to expand those avenues already in place.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has a dollar-for-dollar funds-matching program to encourage our employees (including part-time employees) and retirees to support eligible non-profit organizations where they live and work. Employees and retirees can request matching gifts of up to $5,000 per calendar year.
To encourage community service, any employee or retiree who (a) serves on the board of directors of a qualified recipient organization or who (b) gives at least 50 hours of volunteer service per year to that organization can request a 2-for-1 match of a gift once each calendar year.
In 2017, Dominion Energy matched $2.4 million in charitable gifts to qualified non-profits in 44 states.
In 2017, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded more than $900,000 in grants to provide services to veterans and military families. These include workforce programs, transitional housing and shelters, medical services (including addiction recovery), and family support.
Dominion Energy employees support veterans through bill payment assistance and coordinated volunteer efforts. Through EnergyShare, the company partners with departments of veterans’ services to provide energy vouchers for vets in need. The program also has weatherized homes for veterans, including transitional-housing facilities.
As part of a Wounded Warriors project in West Virginia, employees served as fly-fishing guides with the Potomac Highlands Wounded Warrior Outreach and the Veteran of Foreign Wars organization. For three days, 11 Dominion Energy employees shared their expertise on the fine art of casting, catching and landing the elusive trout, which is then released. The veterans soon realized that despite some limitations, they can participate in activities that were once considered too difficult or even impossible.