For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (April 1, 2021) – BGE is now accepting applications from eligible nonprofits for grants of up to $10,000 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company's service area.
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) nonprofit with a board of directors, and must meet additional criteria to be eligible for a grant.
Nonprofits may submit applications online. The application deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14.
BGE's parent company, Exelon Corporation, has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 15 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.
BGE's annual Green Grants program was suspended last year due to COVID-19. In 2019, 63 Maryland non-profits were awarded more than $300,000. BGE has awarded more than $2 million since it launched the Green Grants Program in 2013.
More information is available at bge.com.
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.