Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) will open the 2016 Green Grants program to applicants on Friday, April 1. All 501c3 nonprofit organizations within the BGE service area that focus on conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement are eligible to apply at www.bge.com/giving starting April 1.
Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 and are available to both new and existing programs that clearly demonstrate a commitment to environmental improvements in the community and to enhancing environmental stewardship throughout BGE’s central Maryland service area. Applications must be received by May 16, 2016.
“Since 2013, more than $1,000,000 has been awarded to more than 100 organizations through our Green Grants program, helping our environmental partners throughout central Maryland positively impact the community,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. “We’re always excited to see the innovative ways that Green Grant recipients are bettering the environment and our communities.”
As BGE marks its 200th anniversary this year and its role as the first gas utility in North America, we are proud of our long history of philanthropic giving and employee volunteering. 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.