CLEVELAND — Dominion Energy has presented $110,000 in grants to 15 Ohio community organizations in its 24th annual Community Impact Award competition, co-sponsored with Cleveland Magazine.

A panel of community judges chose the winners from among more than 50 entries, submitted by organizations throughout the region. The awards recognize non-profit organizations that make Ohio communities better places to live, learn, work and play. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, funds the Community Impact Award grants. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities the company serves.

“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,” said Jim Eck, vice president and general manager, Ohio and West Virginia Distribution. “These projects demonstrate the major role our region’s non-profit and economic development agencies play in improving their local communities.

Since 1996, Dominion Energy and its predecessors have distributed more than $1.9 million in Community Impact Awards to Ohio organizations.

This year’s Community Impact Award winners include Van Wert City Schools which received $7,500 for its Career Education Opportunity internship program. This program provides city high school students an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience with about 30 local businesses. The program enables participating students to begin thinking about potential future careers, encouraging them to consider necessary steps to prepare for them.

About Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation’s leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.