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BGE awards more than $300K in grants to 63 organizations to support environmental stewardship projects

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BALTIMORE (Sept. 26, 2019) – BGE has awarded 63 non-profit organizations grants totaling $306,500 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company's service area. Now in its seventh year, the annual BGE Green Grants program has benefitted hundreds of innovative community projects with more than $2 million in charitable giving from BGE.

"We are honored to invest in and celebrate the work of so many organizations whose leadership at the grassroots level continues to be an invaluable source of positive change for the land, water, and air in our Maryland communities," said Alexander Núñez, BGE's senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs. "These passionate people are an inspiration to us at BGE, and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their success and further develop an indispensable extension of our environmental stewardship."

Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Organizations that received a Green Grant are located in BGE's geographic service area and will use their award for a project that falls into at least one of BGE's environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and community engagement. Prospective grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) non-profits with a board of directors and must meet additional criteria to be eligible.

BGE's dedication to corporate social responsibility aligns with its parent company, Exelon. 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.

The 2019 Green Grants awardees were honored at an event on Sept. 26 at the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Md.

More information about BGE's Green Grants program is available at bge.com.

Green Grants recipients for 2019:

Organization County
Annapolis Green Inc.Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Watershed StewardsAnne Arundel County
Boys & Girls Club of AnnapolisAnne Arundel County
Capital City Cultural Arts DistrictAnne Arundel County
Chesapeake Children's Museum Inc.Anne Arundel County
Clear Shark Charitable FoundationAnne Arundel County
Downtown Annapolis PartnershipAnne Arundel County
Mt. Olive Community Development CorporationAnne Arundel County
Oyster Recovery Partnership Inc.Anne Arundel County
Scenic Rivers Land Trust Inc.Anne Arundel County
South River Federation Inc.Anne Arundel County
Spa Creek ConservancyAnne Arundel County
Shepherds Clinic Inc.Baltimore City
Fusion Partnership Inc.Baltimore City
Baltimore Community ToolBankBaltimore City
Baltimore Green Space Baltimore City
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the ArtsBaltimore City
Baltimore Tree Trust Inc.Baltimore City
BikemoreBaltimore City
Black Vegetarian Society of MarylandBaltimore City
Blue Water BaltimoreBaltimore City
Calvert School Inc.Baltimore City
Charles Village Community Benefits District Baltimore City
Civic WorksBaltimore City
Flowering Tree Trails of Baltimore Baltimore City
Friends of Patterson ParkBaltimore City
Friends of Hampden School Baltimore City
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Inc.Baltimore City
Human Rights Authority (South Baltimore Community Land Trust)Baltimore City
Interfaith Partners for The Chesapeake Inc.Baltimore City
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Baltimore City
Liberty Grace Church of God (The Grace Foundation)Baltimore City
Living Classroom Foundation Inc.Baltimore City
Loyola University Maryland Inc.Baltimore City
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor EducationBaltimore City
Maryland Humanities CouncilBaltimore City
Neighborhood Design Center Inc.Baltimore City
Parks & People Foundation Baltimore City
Roberta's House Baltimore City
Roland Park Country School Inc.Baltimore City
Southwest Partnership Inc.Baltimore City
The Peale Center Baltimore City
United Workers Baltimore City
Unity Properties Inc.Baltimore City
Catonsville Presbyterian ChurchBaltimore City
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical CenterBaltimore City
American Chestnut Land Trust Inc.Baltimore City
Intersection of Change Inc.Baltimore City
Irvine Natural Center Baltimore County
National Wildlife FederationBaltimore County
Stevenson University Baltimore County
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public SchoolsBaltimore County
Towson University Foundation Inc.Baltimore County
Boys & Girls Club of Westminster Carroll County
Maryland Forestry FoundationCarroll County
Manchester Parks FoundationCarroll County
Harford County Public Library Foundation Inc.Harford County
Harford Land TrustHarford County
Lirodendron Foundation Inc.Harford County
Humanim Inc.Howard County
The Community Ecology InstituteHoward County
The Howard County Conservancy Howard County
C&O Canal Trust Inc.Montgomery County

 

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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 (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.

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