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

2022 Green Grant Recipients:

name of the organization

Project title


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

Bikemore Incorporated

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

EthioShiRAD Inc.

Environmental awareness and energy efficiency

maryland forever

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

Earth Lessons

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

Smithsonian Institute

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

Community garden

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

Recycled Inc.

Wonderfully waste

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 and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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