For Immediate Release
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 bge.com.
2015 Green Grants Recipients:
Annapolis Maritime Museum Inc.
Boatyard Beach Bash
AA County Watershed Stewards
Riverwise stormwater project
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Covenantal Partners Program
Spa Creek Conservancy
Hawkins Cove Restoration Project
Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County
Youth Environmental Projects in Anne Arundel County
Woods Community Center
Replacement of 400 watt bulbs in our two pools
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
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
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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.