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Blue Ridge Energy Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations



Blue Ridge Energy Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations


The Blue Ridge Energy Members
Foundation will once again offer community grants to local non-profit organizations
beginning July 1, 2021.
The Foundation suspended the community grant program in 2020 due to the COVID
pandemic to provide special relief to 2,331 members needing assistance with their
energy bills. As the economy has been improving, the need for family assistance has
decreased and funding is available for community grants that provide additional
support to members in the cooperative’s service areas.
According to Ashe District Manager Tasha Rountree, “Community grants go a long way
to extend family and individual assistance within our communities, and the Blue
Ridge Energy Members Foundation is pleased to be able to fund up to $150,000 in
grants this year.  To date, the Foundation has awarded over $3 million in grants
since its inception.”
Applications are accepted online at https://br.energy/grantapp and are due by July
30, 2021. Applications that promote economic and community development will receive
priority followed by grants promoting health and wellness and health treatment. A
volunteer Foundation Advisory Committee will review all applications in the fall and
the grant winners will be announced in December.
The cooperative, which rebranded in 2016 under the market name of Blue Ridge Energy
along with its propane and fuels subsidiary, serves some 78,000 members in Caldwell,
Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Avery, Alexander and
Wilkes counties. Learn more at
www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com<http://www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com> and on the cooperative’s
social media:
www.facebook.com/blueridgeenergy<http://www.facebook.com/blueridgeenergy>; 
www.twitter.com/blueridgeemc<http://www.twitter.com/blueridgeemc> and
www.instagram.com/blueridgeenergy/<http://www.instagram.com/blueridgeenergy/>