For Immediate Release
BGE Media Line
BALTIMORE (Aug. 24, 2021) – BGE has awarded 61 non-profit organizations grants totaling $215,750 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company's service area. Now in its eighth year, the annual BGE Green Grants program has benefitted hundreds of innovative community projects with more than $2 million in charitable giving from BGE.
"It is an honor to support and celebrate the work of these organizations that work so hard to improve the environment in our Maryland communities," said Rodney Oddoye, BGE's senior vice president of governmental and external affairs. "As we continue on our Path to Clean and achieving net zero operations-driven emissions by 2050, we stay committed to our shared responsibility towards environmental stewardship and the opportunity to contribute to our non-profit partners' success."
Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Organizations that received a Green Grant are located in BGE's geographic service area and will use their award for a project that falls into at least one of BGE's environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and community engagement. Prospective grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) non-profits with a board of directors and must meet additional criteria to be eligible.
BGE's dedication to corporate social responsibility aligns with its parent company, Exelon. Together, Exelon and its subsidiaries committed, as part of a 2012 merger, to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in Maryland over 10 years. The BGE Green Grants Program is a significant part of that commitment.
More information about BGE's Green Grants program is available at bge.com.
2021 Green Grants recipients:
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.