In the spring of 2018, the Virginia Environmental Endowment will begin soliciting proposals for projects designed to help improve the water quality of the James River, Virginia’s longest and most historic river.  A new $15.5 million fund, the James River Water Quality Improvement Program, will focus on producing significant on-the-ground water quality benefits through such means as riparian buffer creation, restoration and enhancement; erosion and sediment management and control; toxic improvements; and other water quality initiatives. Projects located within the entire James River watershed will be eligible to receive grant funding.

 Also, the VEE Board of Directors has approved new proposal submission deadlines for the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program.


A year of special activities celebrating the Endowment’s 40th Anniversary culminated at the Virginia Historical Society on October 5 with the recognition of VEE’s 22 Partners in Excellence in the morning, followed by a Banner Lecture on the history and legacy of the Kepone disaster that led to the Endowment’s creation, and the debut of an exhibit focused on forty years of environmental progress in Virginia.

Congratulations and thank you to our outstanding honorees!

Virginia Environmental Endowment Partners in Excellence

The Endowment’s Executive Director and Board Members celebrate the debut of the Forty Years of Environmental Progress exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society.

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.

Donating to VEE

For information on the establishment of the Fund for the Virginia Environmental Endowment, which enables individuals who wish to support the Endowment’s environmental grant-making to make tax deductible contributions to VEE by credit card, wire, or check, click here.

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
(804) 644-5000

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Moormans River, VA