#GivingTuesday is a globally recognized day devoted to individuals and corporations giving back in their communities. Today, Constellation is celebrating by recognizing 300 grant recipients through its 2017 Community Champions program. Awardees collectively received more than $144,000 in support of community organizations that focus on education, youth development and environmental projects.
The Community Champions program is a part of Constellation and Exelon’s commitment to giving back to the communities where they serve. Exelon companies collectively, including Constellation, have contributed more than $46 million to nonprofits in 2016 supporting education, the environment, culture and arts and community development.
“This program empowers Constellation’s customers to give back to their communities in a personalized and meaningful way,” said Kevin Klages, senior vice president, Mass Markets for Constellation. “We’re proud to say that since the program’s inception in 2013, we’ve awarded more than $425,000 in funding to projects that support education and the environment in the communities we serve.”
Constellation accepts Community Champions grant nominations three times a year in February, May and September. This year, Constellation customer Michael Thompson applied for funding on behalf of the Cottage Hills (Ill.) Volunteer Fire Department, where he serves as deputy chief. “Had it not been for the Community Champions grant, we simply would not have had room in our budget to purchase a hot stick,” Thompson said. “We want to thank Constellation for enabling us to better serve our community and making our lives as firefighters that much easier.”
Both commercial and industrial and residential customers are encouraged to go online to nominate their favorite local project or cause. To apply, visit constellation.com/communitychampions. The next deadline for grant submissions is February 15, 2018.
When applying, have your account number on hand to identify you as a Constellation customer. All community-based efforts focusing on education, youth and the environment are eligible for funding. Designated 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible for requests up to $500, and other community causes may submit requests up to $250.