Constellation Energy Group Foundation Receives $36 Million From EDF Group

Baltimore-based has announced a $36 million contribution to its from the to support efforts to improve the quality of life in communities where Constellation operates. In addition, Constellation will begin donating at least 1 percent of its annual operating income to support charitable organizations and causes.

Made as part of a recently completed joint venture agreement between Constellation and EDF, the contribution will enable the foundation to provide greater support to nonprofits working in the areas of energy, education, economic growth, and the environment. Recently, the foundation provided $1 million to the to establish the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Heating System Fund, $300,000 to the initiative to plant a thousand trees in the city, and additional grants to the , , and .

Constellation also operates active employee volunteer and contribution programs that donate some 48,000 volunteer hours each year and support organizations such as the , the , and the Great Kids farm.

"We're extremely pleased to be able to provide for this $36 million contribution to the Constellation Energy Group Foundation, particularly now as so many in the communities in which we live and work continue to face economic challenges," said Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president, and CEO of Constellation Energy. "We believe that we have a responsibility to our communities that includes active participation both through financial support and employee volunteer efforts....Corporate and social responsibility is a value we embrace at Constellation Energy and a way of life for each and every one of our employees, many of whom volunteer their time in their communities. It is our belief that through this contribution and the many other ways we support our communities, we help to improve the quality of life and make a meaningful difference in the lives of many."

"." Constellation Energy Press Release 12/28/2009.