Dominion Energy opens application process for $1M in grants

The application process has opened for nonprofit organizations interested in a piece of $1 million in grant money from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

The foundation is inviting nonprofits across its 13-state footprint (including Virginia) to apply for grants of as much as $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. For the third consecutive year, the foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical community needs in the states served by Dominion Energy.

“Each year we offer these grants in support of the dedicated nonprofits that work day in and day out to provide essential services for those in need,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “From medical intervention to food security and safe shelter, these organizations are providing greater stability and a better life for many people in our communities.”

Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 140 non-profits provide an array of services in 13 states. Grants helped to shelter flood victims and provided free transportation for kidney dialysis patients, dental care for the uninsured, nutritious food for homebound seniors, support services for the chronically homeless, counseling for children grieving from loss, and much more.

For this year’s grants, eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and other areas within Dominion Energy’s footprint are encouraged to apply. Online applications will be accepted until Oct. 13, 2017 at http://dominionenergy.com/communityneedsgrants.

Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future need for assistance.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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The Race to Cure Sarcoma Richmond, a 5K walk/run organized by the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorey Park. Proceeds will raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research nationally through the SFA and locally through the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. On-site registration is $40. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/RaceToCureSarcoma. Full text

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