For Immediate Release
Jarrett Carter Sr.
Grants Support Area Nonprofits that Promote Environmental Stewardship
BALTIMORE (April 9, 2018) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Green Grants program. All 501c3 nonprofit organizations within the BGE service area are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to fund projects or programs demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship. Applications may be submitted at bge.com/giving and must be received by the close of business on May 15, 2018.
"We are excited about the innovative ideas and initiatives that are sure to come from the minds of some of the region's most dedicated environmental advocates," said Alexander Núñez, BGE's senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs. "Since 2013, we've provided more than $1.6 million in Green Grants to nonprofits throughout the region in support of our steadfast commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities. We again look forward to partnering with these organizations to help improve the quality of life for all Marylanders."
BGE's commitment to environmental stewardship aligns with the goals of its parent company, Exelon Corporation. 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.
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/giving.
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