Constellation, an Exelon company, today recognized 300 grant recipients through its 2017 Community Champions’ program. Awardees collectively received more than $144,000 in support of community organizations focused on education, youth development and environmental projects, as part of Constellation’s, and parent company Exelon’s, commitment to giving back to the communities where they serve.
Through Constellation’s Community Champions program, residential electricity and natural gas supply customers can nominate a local project or cause to receive grant funding up to $500.
“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 customer Michael Thompson applied for funding on behalf of the Cottage Hills (Ill.) Volunteer Fire Department, where he serves as deputy chief. The department used its Community Champions grant to purchase a “hot stick,” a device which helps first responders to safely identify hidden, energized electrical wires when responding to a call.
“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.”
Constellation’s focus on community aligns with its parent company, Exelon Corporation, named among the nation’s 50 most community-minded companies by Points of Light. Exelon companies, together with Constellation, contributed more than $46 million to nonprofits in 2016 supporting education, the environment, culture and arts and community development.
Constellation accepts Community Champions’ grant nominations three times a year in February, May and September. The next deadline for grant submissions is February 15, 2018.
Customers are encouraged to go online to nominate their favorite local project or cause. To apply, visit www.constellation.com/communitychampions 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.
To learn more about the program visit the Community Champions’ section of www.constellation.com or www.youtube.com/ConstellationEnergy.