Each year, Dominion offers grants that provide elementary and secondary educators with the tools they need to revitalize math and science programs. In the area of k-12 education, Dominion accepts grant applications, up to $10,000, to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education through the study of energy or the environment.
Successful grant proposals should represent innovative and promising ideas, teach math and/or science skills, reach a significant number of students and demonstrate broad-based community support. Proposals must align with one of the following target areas:
Environmental Education: projects to develop math and/or science skills through the study of the environment.
Energy Grants: projects designed to increase students' awareness of energy efficiency and conservation, energy sources or other energy-related topics.
Grants will be awarded as follows:
Mini-grants (up to $1,000) for small projects that enhance the teaching of math and/or science. Please note: mini-grants are not limited to energy and the environment;
Larger grants (ranging from $1,001-$5,000) for environmental and/or energy projects involving a few classes/small number of students;
Exceptional grants (ranging from $5,001-$10,000) for environmental and/or energy projects with a broader reach. These projects should: involve larger numbers of children and/or classes; have a school-wide/system-wide focus, or involve the surrounding community. (Note: A limited number of larger grants will be funded.)
The Dominion Foundation will award approximately $325,000 in educational partnership grants throughout targeted areas.
Public and private elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions that are registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), institutions of higher education and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are invited to apply.
Connecticut: Cities of Bridgeport, Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Salem, Somers, Stonington and Waterford
Maryland: Counties of Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s
North Carolina: The counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Warren and Washington, and the cities of Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
Ohio: Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Auglaize, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Guernsey, Jefferson, Hardin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Monroe, Noble, Paulding, Portage, Putman, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Washington and Wayne
The project description should total no more than three pages (no more than one page for Mini Grants) and should include items listed below. It is recommended that grant applicants type the proposal using word processing software, then copy and paste:
an explanation of the project and specific learning activities
targeted student population
effective evaluation methods to measure achievement
plans to sustain the program and include a broad community of students