Virginia Natural Gas Charitable Giving Guidelines
At Virginia Natural Gas, we take seriously our legacy as one of Virginia’s oldest corporations and aspire to “be a citizen wherever we serve.” These charitable giving guidelines reflect not only our traditional company priorities, but the values of our employees, who helped design the program and who have shown their commitment to our community not only through participation in company events, but in giving freely of their time, talent and resources to organizations that meet these criteria. Combining our corporate and employee resources allows us to make an even larger impact in these crucial areas, multiplying our service.
Our Key Areas of Focus are:
Children and Education – We support children’s programs that focus on those with physical, medical or educational challenges. We place an emphasis on supporting STEM related programs for K-12.
Energy Assistance – We support programs which primarily help low-income households and low-income senior citizens afford their natural gas energy consumption. These programs include weatherization projects and emergency energy assistance.
Environmental Stewardship – We support projects that increase conservation or improve the sustainability of our region.
Military and Veterans – We support organizations that provide services for transitioning military into the workforce and disabled veterans.
Community Enrichment – We support programs that enrich the communities in which we serve by contributing to the community’s overall cultural, civic and intellectual growth.
Currently, we are accepting grant requests for all categories throughout the year. Please note that Virginia Natural Gas can consider grant requests only from those organizations classified as 501(c)(3), tax-exempt by the IRS. Virginia Natural Gas does not contribute to individuals, religious organizations or private K-12 schools.
How to submit a grant request:
If your organization would like to submit a request for a contribution, please mail the information outlined below to:
Virginia Natural Gas
Attn: George Faatz, Director of External Affairs
544 S. Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
or, you may email it to email@example.com.
Your request must include:
- A brief background of the organization (two pages or less) and its Board membership list.
- The organization's mission statement.
- A legible and most recent copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt letter.
- A clear statement of the project for which funds are needed.
- The amount the organization requests for the project.
- Sources of other support for the project and current financial statement of the organization.
Grants are presented quarterly and are most likely to be awarded to organizations that fall into one of the five focus areas noted above and whose programs benefit those within Virginia Natural Gas’ service area.