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BGE Awards More Than $300,000 in Green Grants to 69 Maryland Nonprofits

BALTIMORE (September 25, 2018) – BGE has announced the 69 nonprofit recipients of its annual Green Grants for environmental stewardship. The grants support environmental initiatives across BGE's central Maryland service area and bring the company's six-year total of Green Grants support to nearly $2 million.

"BGE takes great pride in supporting organizations that make meaningful differences in preserving our environment," said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "These nonprofit groups are stellar examples of advocacy in action and are key partners in our efforts to power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities."

BGE's commitment to environmental sustainability aligns with the goals of its parent company, Exelon Corporation, which has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 12 consecutive years.  Together, Exelon and its Maryland subsidiaries committed as part of a 2012 merger to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in the state over ten years. The annual BGE Green Grants program is a significant part of that commitment.

The BGE Green Grants program provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects in conservation, education, energy efficiency and pollution prevention.  The application process is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE's central Maryland service area that are committed to making a positive environmental impact.

Applications for BGE's Green Grants are reviewed by an external committee of community stakeholders. For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit bge.com

 

2018 Green Grants Recipients:

ORGANIZATIONPROJECT
Anne Arundel County
Annapolis Green, IncNAPTOWN TAP Refill Revolution
Arundel Community Development Services, Inc.Ballman Court Landscaping Project
Chesapeake Children's MuseumWelcome Way
Clearshark Charitable Foundation CorporationExpand Curriculum and Scholarships
Downtown Annapolis PartnershipPublic Recycling
Historic Annapolis Foundation99 Main Street Window Restoration
Interfaith Partners for the ChesapeakeOne Water Partnership Forum
Our Creeks & Conservancy IncRestoring the Environment And Developing Youth (READY) 2018 Summer Jobs Program
Oyster Recovery Partnership Inc.Severn River Build-a-Reef
Providence Center IncHeaters for Providence Center's Greenhouses
Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Inc.Strategically Conserving Vulnerable & Important Landscapes
Severn River Association IncShoreline Resource Kit
Smithsonian Institution Office Of The ComptrollerSERC 2019 Annual Open House - Bay Optimism
Spa Creek ConservancyKids on the Creek
The Arc Central Chesapeake RegionMore trees, Better Health, Less CO2
Baltimore County
Irvine Nature CenterUrban Education Initiative
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, Inc.JA Job Shadow:  Educating Baltimore's youth about the environment
Ladew Topiary Gardens FoundationLadew Gardens Nature Walk Enhancement Project
Ladies of Vision CharitiesFall Shred Day & Adopt-A-Highway Clean Ups
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center IncElectric Vehicle Charging Station and Educational Signage
St. Joseph Medical Center FoundationPlayground Project
Stevenson UniversityStevenson University ECO Reps Program
The Childrens Home IncThe Birdhouse Project - Summer Youth Workforce Program
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy IncClear Creeks Project:  Bayscaping and Bay-Wise Yard Certification (2019)
Towson University FoundationGlen Arboretum Project
Baltimore City
Baltimore Community ToolBankEnvironmental Education at the ToolBank
Baltimore Green Space A Land Trust for Community-Managed Open Space Inc.Outreach for Equitable and Sustainable Land Preservation
BikemoreMobile Bike Shop 2.0
Calvert School IncStudents for Sustainability
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church USAConservation Landscaping & Outdoor Educational Space Enhancement
Franciscan CenterEnergy Efficiency upgrades
Friends of Patterson Park IncPatterson Park Playground Pals - Deepening Family Engagement Through Stewardship and Events
Herring Run Watershed AssociationThe Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper - Protecting and Monitoring Baltimore's Waterways
Intersection Of Change IncStrength to Love II urban farm
Liberty Grace Church of God IncOutdoor Educational Kitchen Expansion Project
Living Classrooms FoundationSLURRP (School Leadership in Urban Runoff Reduction Project)
Loyola University MarylandLoyola University Maryland's Conservation Garden and Outdoor Student Engagement Space
Memorial Episcopal ChurchMount Royal Elementary/Middle School Pollinator Micro-Habitat and Outdoor Classroom (Pollinator/Classroom)
Parks & People FoundationBranches - An Environmental Employment Internship Program for Baltimore City High School Students
Patterson Park Neighborhood Association IncPatterson Park Greenprint Campaign
Pigtown Main Street, Inc.Clean and Green Team
Roland Park Country School IncRPS Backwoods Revitalization
Safe Alternative Foundation For Education IncSAFE Greenhouse Project
Sixth Branch IncBroadway East Greening Initiative
Southwest Partnership IncCleanup Southwest
St. Francis Neighborhood Center CorporationGreen Machine
Strong City BaltimoreBaltimore Trash Talk - School / Presentation Educational Outreach (Litter, Trash and Water)
The Peale Center for Baltimore History And Architecture IncPollinator Garden at the Peale
The Society for The Preservation Of Federal Hill And Fells Point IncColonial Garden and Urban Community Green Space
Young Audiences of MarylandGrowing Up Green:  Environmental Literacy Through the Arts
Calvert County
American Chestnut Land Trust, Inc (ACLT)Habitat Improvement and Trail Stewardship in the Parkers Creek Watershed
Carroll County
Runnymede ElementaryEco Friendly Outdoor Classroom
Frederick County
Frederick Adventist AcademyGreenhouse Project
Harford County
Habitat for Humanity SusquehannaGroup Build
Harford Land TrustBush River green space management
Howard County
Baltimore Free StoreWhitelock Community Farm Neighborhood Composting System
Center for Watershed ProtectionBennett Creek Restoration and Education
Community Action Council of Howard CountyCommunity Garden
Ellicott City PartnershipAdopt-a-Garden
Every Kid Can CookHuman-powered Culinary Smoothie Bike Program
Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway, Inc. (PHG)Stream Watch Program
Humanim, Inc.Establishing Environmental Stewardship Among the Behavioral Health Population
Maryland Assoc For Environmental & Outdoor Education IncMAEOE 10th Annual Youth Summit 2019
PTA Maryland Congress OF Parent & Teachers IncWilde Lake Middle School Green Community Garden
The Community Ecology InstituteColumbia (area) Families in Nature
The Howard County ConservancyPollination Stations
Prince George's County
Lakeland Coalition Green and Clean Team \ The Learners Lab Foundation Tllf Inc fiscal sponsorCommunity Green Team Friends of the Park
Prince George's County Parks and Recreation FoundationPollinator Project
Volunteers of America ChesapeakeLeola Dorsey Community Resource Center

 

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