Dominion Energy South Carolina announced Monday that the company will be making a $125,000 contribution to the One SC Fund to support a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution is part of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation’s $1 million to support national organizations, such as the American Red Cross, as well as addressing local needs.
“Dominion Energy is steadfastly committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominionn Energy South Carolina. “We will continue delivering safe, reliable energy and supporting our neighbors in need during this critical time.”
Dominion Energy has been a supporter of the One SC Fund during storms dating back to the fund’s establishment during the 2015 Thousand-Year Flood. Housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, the fund was recently activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Through experience, we know that building coalitions is essential when responding to community need,” said JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “This coalition, with generous support from companies such as Dominion Energy, will help maximize our resources and local knowledge, and use our collective strengths to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic in our state.”
The three core partners in the One SC: COVID-19 Response Fund – the SC Grantmakers Network, TogetherSC, and the United Way Association of SC – will be working together to address gaps in local, regional and statewide response efforts. The partners will also provide support for communities lacking resources or an organized philanthropic response.
One hundred percent of donations to the One SC Fund will go directly to help South Carolina’s COVID-19 response. Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can view more information at YourFoundation.org/onescgrants.