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Dominion Gives $110,000 in Grants - Akron Beacon Journal


Dominion Energy is handing out $110,000 in grants to 15 Ohio organizations as part of its 24th annual Community Impact Award competition, co-sponsored with Cleveland Magazine.

The Akron/Canton-area recipients are:

• Ronald McDonald House of Akron, which received $5,000 for its facility expansion. The 48,000-square-foot, 42-room facility offers housing, a meal service, laundry facilities, work and study spaces and play areas for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals.

• ArtsinStark of Canton, which received $12,500 for its Canton Music Block program, a series of live music concerts. The performances helped generate more than $835,000 in economic impact and enhanced redevelopment in downtown Canton.

• United Way of Greater Stark County of Canton, which received $5,000 for its Financial Prosperity Center. The program offers employment assistance, financial education/budget coaching and access to income supports, benefits and tax credits.

A panel of community judges chose the winners from more than 50 entries. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, funds the Community Impact Award grants.

“As we have come to expect, this year’s Community Impact Award honorees devised, developed and delivered a wide range of ambitious, innovative and unique projects,” Jim Eck, vice president and general manager, Ohio and West Virginia Distribution, said in a prepared statement. “These projects demonstrate the major role our region’s non-profit and economic development agencies play in improving their local communities.”

Other winning organizations are: Towards Employment of Cleveland ($10,000), Children’s Museum of Cleveland ($10,000), United Way Services of Geauga County ($10,000), Cleveland Leadership Center ($7,500), JumpStart Inc. of Cleveland ($7,500), Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership of Warren ($7,500), Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. ($7,500), Cleveland Police Foundation ($5,000), Music Settlement of Cleveland ($5,000), True Freedom Enterprises of Cleveland ($5,000), Union Miles Development Corp. of Cleveland ($5,000) and Van Wert City Schools ($7,500).

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