BGE awards over $250,000 in grants to 57 organizations to support environmental stewardship projects
By Baltimore gas and electric
BGE has awarded 57 non-profit organizations grants totaling more than $250,000 to support environmental stewardship projects in the company’s service area. Now in its ninth year, BGE’s annual Green Grants program has benefited hundreds of innovative community projects with over $2 million in charitable donations from BGE.
“It is an honor to support and celebrate the vital work of these organizations who are passionately working to improve the environment in our Maryland communities,” said Alexander Núñez, senior vice president of government, regulatory and external affairs for BGE. “As we navigate our path to cleaning up to achieve net zero emissions from operations by 2050, we remain committed to environmental stewardship and our opportunity to enhance the success of our partners at non-profit.”
Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Organizations that have received a green grant are located within BGE’s geographic service area and will use their award for a project that falls within at least one of BGE’s environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution and community engagement. Potential grant recipients must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with a board of directors and must meet additional criteria to be eligible.
More information about BGE’s green grant program is available at bge.com.
2022 Green Grant Recipients:
name of the organization
Zero waste zero hunger
Aberdeen Economic and Development Society
Community gardens and LED solar park lighting
African Digital Wisdom Academy (ADWA)
How to Succeed in Raising Awareness for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
American Chestnut Land Trust Inc.
Fighting wavy-leaved grass to protect forest diversity and resilience
Annapolis Green Inc.
THROTTLE! in Annapolis: 9th Annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Annapolis Showcase
Baltimore Civic Fund, Inc.
Green, healthy and smart challenge
Baltimore Green Space A Land Trust for Community-Managed Open Space Inc.
Sustainability and Improvement of Green Spaces in the City of Baltimore
General Operating Support Bikemore – Mobile Bike Shop and Greenway
Boys and Girls of Westminster Inc.
Garden of healthy habits
C&O Canal Trust Inc.
Community Canal Days – Montgomery and Frederick Counties
CARE Community Association
CARE Community Greening Zone Initiatives
Charles Village Community Benefits District Management Authority
Reduce public waste and increase community engagement
Chesapeake Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Maryland Heritage Garden and Native Pollinator Meadow
Annapolis Children’s Theater Inc.
Landscaping a rain garden
ClearShark Charitable Foundation – ClearShark H2O
Expansion of environmental and oyster program
Eastern Region Forest and Nature Schools Association
Building a Community with Butterflies: A Pollinator Garden for Notchcliff Nature Programs
Environmental awareness and energy efficiency
2022 Maryland Land Conservation Conference
Baltimore County Public Library Foundation Inc.
STREAM vehicle for young mobiles
Friends of the City of Baltimore Public Schools Great Kids Farm Foundation Inc.
Jill Wrigley Memorial Outdoor Classroom
Friends of Patterson Park Inc.
Green and go! Kits for children!
Greater Baybrook Alliance, Inc.
Baybrook Blue Green Master Plan
Green Street Academy Inc.
GSA Farms Summer Internship and Vocational Training Program
Gunpowder Riverkeeper Inc.
Top five invasive species sensitized to communities in bush and gunpowder watersheds
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna
Habi-Tech green house project
Harford Land Trust
Preservation of green space in Harford’s Rt 40 corridor
Havre de Grâce green team
Havre de Grace Green Team Environmental documentary films and book discussion program
Howard Ecoworks Inc.
Create landscapes for life
Carroll County Inc Social Service Programs
Expansion and maintenance of waste reduction
Irvine Natural Science Center Inc.
Extended learning in nature
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Green teams and climate awareness
Maryland Center for The Visual and Performing Arts Inc.
Insects, birds and beauty
Maryland Institute College of Art
Coral Defense Project: Capturing Carbon and Rebuilding Reefs
Port Hospital MedStar
Medstar Harbor Park Revitalization Project
National Aquarium Inc.
Community Collaboration for Baltimore’s Healthy Watersheds
National Audubon Society Inc.
Greening Baltimore for Birds and Communities
National Wildlife Federation
Creating Wildlife Habitat in South Baltimore
Baltimore County Neighbor Area
Restoration of Chestnut Street Park at Turner Station, Dundalk
New Song Community Learning Ctr Inc.
Reinventing Sandtown-Winchester one lot at a time
Patterson Park Public Charter
Center Providence Inc.
A greenhouse to expand the Providence Center wetlands program
Scenic Rivers Land Trust Inc.
Invasive Plant Control and Land Conservation Education in Anne Arundel County
Severn River Association Inc.
Floating classroom for the 2022 Annapolis Recreation and Parks Summer Camp
Creating Teacher Power to Restore Resilience in the Urbanized Chesapeake Estuary
Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Southeast and East Baltimore Community Greening Leaders Network
STEM Enable Inc.
Innovative programs for STEM in energy careers
Take the lead
Powered by the BGE Composting System
Taste Wise Kids Inc.
Days of Taste & TasteWise Kids at Home: food and environmental education
The Cavanagh House
The Institute of Community Ecology
Improved Community Blooms eco-internship program
The Baltimore County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc.
Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge
Friends of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Inc.
Removing invasive species and improving the native wildlife garden at Glendening Nature Reserve
The Howard County Conservancy Inc.
Youth Climate Institute
The William S Baer Inc. School Partnership Board
garden of the winds
Village Learning Place Inc.
Village Learning Place Community Garden
Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible Inc. (WETATi)
WETATi annual program
BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 690,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility and is still headquartered in Baltimore City. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the country’s leading energy services company. Participate in the latest BGE stories at bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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