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 May 12, 2015, the Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of more than $240,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources and environment. When combined with matching funds, grants awarded by VEE since 1977 represent an investment of over $76 million in environmental improvements statewide.

“The Endowment is once again honored to partner with so many outstanding organizations focused on tangible water quality improvements, the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, land conservation, environmental literacy and climate adaptation across our great Commonwealth,” said Joseph H. Maroon, Executive Director. “This group of grant awards addresses some of Virginia’s pressing environmental issues namely, protecting our rivers and neighboring communities from emerging chemical and rail transportation threats, targeting efforts to add additional conservation benefits to Virginia’s protected lands in support of the Governor’s Virginia Treasures initiative, and providing conservation assistance to a growing number of women who are principal farm and forest land owners.”

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
(804) 644-5000

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