BGE Presents $325,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to 51 Maryland Nonprofit Organizations

BGE Presents $325,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to 51 Maryland Nonprofit Organizations

Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to organizations focused on improving the environment

BALTIMORE (Oct. 21, 2015) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it is providing $325,000 in grants to 51 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement. The program is in its third year and has provided more than $1,000,000 to nonprofit organizations across central Maryland.

“BGE focuses on enhancing our community, through philanthropic giving and employee volunteer opportunities. The BGE Green Grants program is a way for us to positively impact the environment with partners throughout our territory,” said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. “We’re excited at the response that this program attracts and look forward to the good work done by each of the recipients.”

The BGE Green Grants program is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE’s central Maryland service territory that are committed to making a positive impact on the environment. Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 and are awarded in the following environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement.

Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has partnered with Maryland communities to help enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of energy efficiency, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.

BGE’s corporate citizenship aligns with its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon’s 2012 merger, Exelon and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in Maryland for the next seven years. The BGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment.

For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit bge.com.

 

2015 Green Grants Recipients:

Organization

Project Title

COUNTY

Annapolis Maritime Museum Inc.

Boatyard Beach Bash

Anne Arundel

AA County Watershed Stewards

Riverwise stormwater project

Anne Arundel

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Covenantal Partners Program

Anne Arundel

Spa Creek Conservancy

Hawkins Cove Restoration Project

Anne Arundel

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

Youth Environmental Projects in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel

Woods Community Center

Replacement of 400 watt bulbs in our two pools

Anne Arundel

Catonsville Recreation and Park Council

Catonsville Community Tree Planting

Baltimore

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

Clear Creeks Project:
Bayscaping and Bay-Wise

Baltimore

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Job Shadow Creating
Environmentally Educated Students

Baltimore

Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center

Energy Sustainability Kiosks

Baltimore

School of Living

Permaculture Internships and Construction of a Wheelchair Accessible Permaculture Garden

Baltimore

Talmar

Horticultural Therapy

Baltimore

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools

Clean Green Litter Challenge

Baltimore

Towson University Foundation

Bioscience education and outreach program Glen Arboretum

Baltimore

Baltimore County 4-H

4-H Bay Stewards

Baltimore

Valleys Planning Council

Art For Lands Sake

Baltimore

Irving Nature Center

Teacher and naturalist training

Baltimore

Charm City Pearls

1908 Playgrounds Project

Baltimore  

Baltimore Community ToolBank

Maintaining Environmental Assets

Baltimore City

Baltimore Green Space

Preservation Pipeline and Technical Assistance

Baltimore City

Baltimore Trash Talk

Baltimore Trash Talk-
Classroom presentations

Baltimore City

Baltimore Urban Debate League

Competitive Debate: Should Baltimore City increase investment in city recycling program

Baltimore City

Bolton Park Neighbors

20 Years of Use, Time For Renewal

Baltimore City

Butchers Hill Assoc.

Phase 2 Planting Strips

Baltimore City

Civic Works

Environmental Steward through Edible Landscaping

Baltimore City

Friends of Herring Run Parks

Herring Run Park Beautiful Campaign

Baltimore City

Friends of Patterson Park

Patterson Park Volunteer
Stewardship Program Support

Baltimore City

Herring Run Watershed Association

Increasing Tree Canopy

Baltimore City

Living Classrooms Foundation

Masonville Cove Land/Sea Environmental Education

Baltimore City

Maryland Environmental Health Network

Green Cleaning in Maryland Schools Learning Collaborative

Baltimore City

Maryland SPCA

Dog Walking Trails Phase 2

Baltimore City

Mount Royal Community Development Corp.

Growing the Tree Canopy in the Mount Royal District

Baltimore City

Newborn Community of Faith Church

The Baltimore Urban Farmstead Initiative

Baltimore City

Parks & People Foundation

Baltimore Community Clean Up

Baltimore City

Patterson Park Audubon Center

Diverse Wildlife Habitats

Baltimore City

Pigtown Main St, Inc.

Green Infrastructure Design Services

Baltimore City

Prebyterian Church USA

 

Baltimore City

St Francis Neighborhood Center Corp

Reservoir Hill Green Machine

Baltimore City

The William S. Baer & Baer Tech Magnet School

Baer Farmers Market

Baltimore City

US Get to Know Program

2015 City of Baltimore Gallery

Baltimore City

Young Audiences of Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Themed Environmental Literacy Program

Baltimore City

Maryland Assoc of Soil Conservation Districts

Pollinator Habitat Project

Baltimore City

American Chestnut Land Trust

ACLT Community Farm and Garden

Calvert

Carroll Lutheran School

STEM Outdoor Pavilion Classroom

Carroll

Boys & Girls Club of Harford County

Aberdeen Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Lab

Harford

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Greenleaf Neighborhood Improvements

Howard

Friends of Patapsco Valley
& Heritage Greenway

Stream Watch Program Expansion

Howard

The Howard County Conservancy

New Home for our Nature Center Critters

Howard

The Maryland Recycling Network

MRN Annual Conference

Howard

Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park

Park Scales and Tales Program

Howard

Alice Furguson Foundation, Inc

Tree Free Communities

Prince Georges

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