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For Immediate Release


Richard Yost

BGE Presents $325,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to 51 Maryland Nonprofit Organizations

Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to organizations focused on improving the environment

BALTIMORE (Oct. 21, 2015) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it is providing $325,000 in grants to 51 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement. The program is in its third year and has provided more than $1,000,000 to nonprofit organizations across central Maryland. “BGE focuses on enhancing our community, through philanthropic giving and employee volunteer opportunities.

The BGE Green Grants program is a way for us to positively impact the environment with partners throughout our territory,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. “We’re excited at the response that this program attracts and look forward to the good work done by each of the recipients.” 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 nearly 200 years ago, BGE has partnered with Maryland communities to help 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 seven years. The BGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment. For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit

2015 Green Grants Recipients:


Project Title


Annapolis Maritime Museum Inc.

Boatyard Beach Bash

Anne Arundel

AA County Watershed Stewards

Riverwise stormwater project

Anne Arundel

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Covenantal Partners Program

Anne Arundel

Spa Creek Conservancy

Hawkins Cove Restoration Project

Anne Arundel

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

Youth Environmental Projects in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel

Woods Community Center

Replacement of 400 watt bulbs in our two pools

Anne Arundel

Catonsville Recreation and Park Council

Catonsville Community Tree Planting


Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

Clear Creeks Project: Bayscaping and Bay-Wise


Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Job Shadow Creating Environmentally Educated Students


Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center

Energy Sustainability Kiosks


School of Living

Permaculture Internships and Construction of a Wheelchair Accessible Permaculture Garden



Horticultural Therapy


The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools

Clean Green Litter Challenge


Towson University Foundation

Bioscience education and outreach program Glen Arboretum


Baltimore County 4-H

4-H Bay Stewards


Valleys Planning Council

Art For Lands Sake


Irving Nature Center

Teacher and naturalist training


Charm City Pearls

1908 Playgrounds Project


Baltimore Community ToolBank

Maintaining Environmental Assets

Baltimore City

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BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

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