For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (April 1, 2019) – BGE is now accepting applications from eligible non-profits for grants of up to $10,000 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company's service area.
"Our central Maryland communities benefit every day from the extraordinary work of so many organizations dedicated to making a positive impact on quality of life in the region," said Alexander Núñez, BGE's senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs. "Through the annual Green Grants Program, BGE empowers those organizations to pursue an even bolder sustainability vision for local land, water, and air. We are honored to partner once again with a diverse group of people who share our deep commitment to protecting natural resources and forging a path toward a cleaner future for all."
Green Grants applicants must be located in BGE's geographic service area and prospective projects must fall into at least one of BGE's environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and community engagement. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a board of directors, and must meet additional criteria to be eligible for a grant.
Non-profits may submit applications online. The application deadline is May 15.
BGE's parent company, Exelon Corporation, has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 13 consecutive years. Together, Exelon and its subsidiaries committed as part of a 2012 merger to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in Maryland over 10 years. The BGE Green Grants Program is a significant part of that commitment.
Last year, 69 Maryland non-profits were awarded more than $300,000. BGE has awarded nearly $2 million since it launched the Green Grants Program in 2013.
More information is available at bge.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM , BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.