SDG&E was recently awarded the San Diego Business Journal’s 2023 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Award for Corporate Partner of the Year, demonstrating our commitment to investing in the communities where we live and work. This prestigious award recognizes a company that supports a nonprofit organization or initiative through various methods, including donations, sponsorships, volunteering, and board membership.
“This award would not be possible without the work of our 4,600+ SDG&E employees who provide their time and talent in making a positive impact throughout our region. This award truly was a team effort,” said Kazeem Omidiji, Director of Community Relations. “And a very big kudos to my colleagues on the Community Relations team, as this is a reflection and a testament to the team’s hard work to champion the SDG&E values within the community.”
SDG&E was awarded in part due to our targeted resource investments in climate action, K-16 STEM, emergency preparedness, and economic prosperity. Last year, we made more than $8 million in contributions to 587 organizations that empower our region.
On top of that, our workforce continuously demonstrates a strong commitment to volunteerism in our communities. In 2022, more than 3,800 Team SDG&E volunteer hours were given back to the community, including many projects through Environmental All Stars and SDGivE. Thank you to everyone who has spent their valuable time volunteering with us!
Providing Transformational Support to Those Who Need It Most
This year, in response to the unprecedented economic hardships facing our most vulnerable populations, we launched the Community Assistance Fund, the single largest one-year charitable initiative in company history. The Community Assistance Fund is a $10-million shareholder-funded grant program that provides local non-profit organizations with transformational support in areas of food and housing insecurity. SDG&E grants will enable 21 nonprofit grant recipients to expand food pantries, emergency rent assistance, financial coaching and much more.
Learn more about how some of the grant recipients are making a positive impact throughout our region in these videos: