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Green Grants provide up to $10,000 to organizations focused on improving the environment
BALTIMORE (Sept. 26, 2016) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that 52 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement will receive $300,000 in BGE Green Grants. The program is in its fourth year and has provided more than $1,300,000 to nonprofit organizations across central Maryland.
"Environmental stewardship is one of BGE's core values, and through our sustainable operations, philanthropic giving, and employee volunteer opportunities, we can positively impact the environment," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs for BGE. "We look forward to seeing the creative ideas and strong programs developed by this year's BGE Green Grant recipients put into action."
The BGE Green Grants program is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE's central Maryland service territory that are committed to making a positive impact on the environment. Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 and are awarded in the following environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement.
Since its founding 200 years ago, BGE has partnered with Maryland communities to enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of energy efficiency, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.
BGE's corporate citizenship aligns with its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon's 2012 merger, Exelon and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in Maryland for the next 10 years. The BGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment.
For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit bge.com.
2016 Green Grants Recipients:
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