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Powering our communities is just the beginning. BGE considers it our responsibility to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work, and serve.
BGE focuses our corporate giving in four areas - building Exelon's future workforce, energy empowerment in our communities, enrichment through local vitality, and equal access to arts and culture. We support and value diversity, equity & inclusion; we try to reflect the communities in which we operate. BGE is proud to support nonprofit organizations and students in our local communities. We encourage you to learn about our programs highlighted on this page.
If you are new here, please send an email with a description of your nonprofit organization & programs to CSR.BGE@bge.com, and we will get back to you within six weeks. If you have been invited to apply for a program grant or event sponsorship, please click on the "Grant Guidelines & Applications" tab below.
Click here to learn about additional funding opportunities with our parent company, Exelon.
BGE Directs Corporate Giving to Four Key Areas:
We fund programs that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. We invest in organizations that have proven track records in these areas:
BGE supports programs that teach students fundamentals of energy and build excitement for our industry. We partner with programs designed to spark interest in and pursuit of careers in energy, engineering, IT, and trade programs that encourage and ensure the industry's future workforce by focusing on educational opportunities starting from middle school to adulthood.
BGE prioritizes programs focused on clean air, water, resiliency, fighting the effects of climate change, the innovative use and promotion of alternative sources of energy and environmental stewardship. We also work to sustain families and self-sufficiency by supporting programs to assist community members facing the most significant financial challenges and instability.
BGE's priority focuses on supporting chambers of commerce and economic development organizations who are critical to the growth of job and income equity in our local communities. We also provide support to community anchors that educate and engage customers in building strong communities, including organization like the United Way of Central Maryland who promote employee giving and volunteerism across a wide variety of community and nonprofit organizations.
Arts and culture encourages rich and diverse engagement. BGE will fund programs that increase access to the arts for underrepresented communities, especially low-income students, individuals and families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. We achieve this by working with community-based nonprofits that offer programming in schools and neighborhood settings at free, or reduced cost to under resourced communities.
Guidelines For Those Who'd Like To Apply For A Grant
BGE is a company that values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our commitment to DEI is recognized as part of what we do, helping us attract and retain talent, be a better corporate citizen in our communities, run our business better, and power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.
For Dues/Memberships or In-Kind requests, please choose the Exelon Grant Application.
Emergency Response and Safety Grants
This grant is a way for BGE to further support organizations that are just as committed to safety as we are. BGE encourages 501c3 organizations that respond to the community's needs during emergency preparedness and response efforts to apply for this grant.
Green GrantsEnvironmental stewardship is one of BGE's core values. Due to our commitment to use natural resources responsibly, prevent pollution and, improve energy efficiency, BGE Green Grants are being offered to communities within the BGE service territory. These grants are part of steps to link our employees to the communities they live and work.
BGE has pledged $15 million to assist Maryland's small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area can apply for BGE Energizing Small Business Grants of $20,000. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state's economic recovery from the pandemic. Learn more.