Mission and Focus
The mission of the Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital, expertise and resources to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy.
Although accorded a national scope by its charter, the Endowment currently limits awards to eligible nonprofit organizations for programs conducted in the state of Virginia and in the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia.
Additional information about the Virginia Environmental Endowment recently appeared as a cover story in the December 2014 edition of Appalachian Woodlands.
Announcement of Latest Grant Awards
On November 10, 2014, the Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources and environment, bringing VEE’s total FY15 grant support for the year to $553,227 (April plus October grants support).
Recent grant awards to twelve Virginia-based organizations will impact communities in Richmond, Hampton Roads, Southwest Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, Williamsburg, the Middle Peninsula, the James River Basin and statewide. Grantees will focus on improving local water quality and the Chesapeake Bay, conserving the Commonwealth’s lands, and enhancing environmental literacy.
In addition to grants awarded for Virginia-based projects, VEE will dedicate more than $50,000 to organizations in the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia to support the protection and improvement of regional water quality.
For more information on specific partners and projects, click to view the Press Release.
Please note our new address:
The Virginia Environmental Endowment has moved
to the SunTrust Center in downtown Richmond.
Our new physical location is
919 East Main Street, Suite 1070
Richmond, VA 23219
Our mailing address and telephone number remain the same:
P O Box 790
Richmond, VA 23218-0790
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