Constellation Announces 99 Community Champions Grant Recipients as Program Celebrates Second Year
December 1, 2015
BALTIMORE, MD — In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Constellation today named 99 new grant recipients through its Community Champions program donating nearly $50,000 to community organizations in 15 states focused on education, youth development and environmental projects. Constellation’s Community Champions allows residential electricity and natural gas supply customers to nominate a local project or cause for grant funding. The next deadline for grant submissions is February 1, 2016.
“Constellation is pleased to support our customers’ dedication to giving back to their communities,” said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Constellation. “In just two short years, Community Champions has awarded over $170,000 in funding to more than 330 projects that have made significant educational and environmental impacts in the communities we serve.”
Constellation customer Cinda Haruch will use her $500 Community Champions grant to support the Sequoyah High School Winter Guard Program in Canton, Ga.
“Our Winter Guard team is in need of mobile flooring in order for the students to continue to perform,” said Haruch. “Constellation’s Community Champions grant has provided critical funding to purchase much needed equipment in a year when family hardships have led to a budget shortfall.”
Bridging for Tomorrow will use their $500 Community Champions grant to subsidize the cost of snacks for their Values Club, an anti-bullying program that teaches students from three Houston-area elementary schools kindness and how to handle potential aggressors at school.
Other Constellation customers have used grants to support the award-winning Austin Playhouse at Stephen F. Austin High School, in Sugarland, Texas and to purchase wooden frames to present certificates of recognition to military veterans and their families through Hospice of the Chesapeake’s “Honor Salute” program. A full list of grant recipients can be viewed here.
Customers are encouraged to go online to nominate their favorite local project or cause. To apply, visit www.constellation.com/en/community/community-champions and have your account number on hand to identify you as a Constellation customer. 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. Grant submissions are accepted three times each year in February, May and September.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2020 revenues of approximately $33 billion, and more than 30,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.