In Our Community
Virginia Natural Gas is committed to making a difference in the communities it serves.
Nearly a dozen employees and their families landed a strike for students in Hampton Roads by taking part in an annual Bowl-a-Thon that benefitted Junior Achievement.
Special Olympics Annual Polar Plunge
Employees were proud to plunge into the chilly Atlantic water off Virginia Beach to support Special Olympics. As one of the sponsors, Virginia Natural Gas raised donations from more than 300 supporters.
March of Dimes
Employees gathered with friends and family members at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Sunday, April 28, to take part in the March for Babies walks.
Look for "Team Virginia Natural Gas" at the Hampton Roads Heart Walk on Sept. 21.
We Put Our Energy Here
Through its many subsidiaries, including Virginia Natural Gas, AGL Resources touches more than 4.5 million residents in 10 states. We are proud to have been part of the fabric of our communities for more than 150 years. We believe that part of our corporate responsibility is to give back to our communities, and our philanthropic focus is designed to make a meaningful impact in the community we serve.
Areas of Focus
To make the most meaningful impact in our communities, Virginia Natural Gas focuses on these distinct areas of giving:
VNG Presents EnergyShare Check to The Salvation Army
Energy Assistance: We support programs which primarily help low-income households and low-income senior citizens afford their natural gas energy consumption. These programs include weatherization projects and emergency energy assistance.
Education: With an emphasis in literacy, math and science, this support includes public secondary schools (K-12); public and private colleges and universities.
Environmental Stewardship: We support projects such as clean air, conservation, and greenspace.
Community Enrichment: We support programs specific to minority leadership, women leadership, arts and culture, business leadership and/or economic development.
The generosity of our customers and a matching gift by Virginia Natural Gas made it possible to make a donation of $108,000 to the Salvation Army’s EnergyShare program. These donations help area low-income residents pay a winter heating bill for wood, oil, kerosene, coal, natural gas or electricity. We thank you for your contributions to the program and for helping those in need with the gift of warmth.
Virginia Natural Gas Supports the United Way of South Hampton Roads
Virginia Natural Gas continues its participation in the United Way of South Hampton Roads campaign by presenting a check to support programs that help meet the community’s needs. In all, Virginia Natural Gas and its employees contributed more than $78,000 for the United Way of South Hampton Roads, which serves the cities of Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach in the southeastern part of Virginia.
AGL Resources Private Foundation
We are proud to be a partner in the communities we serve. We strive to maintain a keen sensitivity to issues affecting our communities and our business. We show our dedication and corporate citizenship through our various foundation grants, community outreach programs, and other corporate charitable giving programs. We realize that we cannot support every worthy cause in all our communities and make a meaningful impact. Therefore, most grants approved by the foundation are for organizations that already have historical partnerships with the foundation and are within our service territories – Georgia, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, and Texas. Unsolicited grant requests are welcomed, but most are rarely approved by the foundation.
Guidelines and Application for Grants