A shipbuilding division of Huntington Indalls Industries has introduced a program to offer startup funds for nonprofit organizations that aim to address key community needs in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region.
HII said Friday its Newport News Shipbuilding business will support projects in the areas of education and workforce development, environmental stewardship, inclusion and diversity, and health, wellness, safety and human services through the One Community Transformational Grant initiative.
“The transformational grant program aligns with our company’s core philanthropic areas of focus and reflects our unwavering commitment to make a deeper, more meaningful impact on the lives of the people in our community,” said Susan Jacobs, Newport News vice president of human resources and administration.
Interested groups can submit funding applications through Sept. 8.
Newport News plans to select one grantee this year through a competitive process.