Community Giving

Our vision is to deliver energy with purpose. As we build the infrastructure that delivers cleaner energy to the world, we want to also help build an inclusive economy, one that enables a fair playing field and vibrant future for everyone. With our vision, mission and values to guide us, we fund innovative approaches in key areas, focusing on communities where our employees live and work.

We have adopted three strategic priorities that, together, can advance social progress over time. We also support the community involvement of our employees in San Diego and other key cities where they are active in community service activities.

Climate Action

One of our values is to do the right thing. This means we're guided by strong business ethics and are willing to stand up for what's right. A clean environment is critical to a healthy and vibrant future for everyone.

From tree plantings and carbon sequestration to biodiversity and habitat restoration, we aim to heal the environment and promote climate resiliency. Our long-term aspiration is to help shape a future where human impacts on climate and the environment are minimized.

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Diversity & Inclusion

One of our values is to champion people. This means embracing diversity and inclusion. When employees are encouraged and empowered to be their authentic selves, it elevates performance and helps us partner responsibly. When communities prioritize these principles, positive social progress can be made.

We invest in efforts that  promote diversity, inclusion and belonging,  address bias and leverage the value of differing perspectives, and facilitate collaborative problem-solving and new approaches that strengthen communities.

Our ultimate goal is a world where fairness and inclusiveness are standard, and everyone’s voice and perspective can be heard and appreciated.

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Economic Prosperity

One of our values is to shape the future. And when we think about the future, we know we want to live and work in thriving communities.

For an individual, a vibrant future often begins with a job. For a community, it often begins with both policies and people who enable responsible growth. Because we care deeply about the communities where we operate to the border we share with Mexico, we invest in programs and initiatives that support economic growth, jobs and financial stability. We prioritize underserved communities, and want to contribute over the long-term to economic prosperity for all.

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Employees volunteer on a neighborhood beautification project, benefiting low-income residents in City Heights
Employees fundraise for world-class cancer research by participating in Pedal the Cause

Community Giving Across Our Companies

The Sempra Energy Foundation has recently focused resources on the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster relief to help with the Northern California wildfires and back-to-back hurricanes affecting southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. The foundation also supports employees by matching their gifts of time or money to eligible 501©3 charitable organizations.

Across the Sempra Energy family of companies, we support communities in foundational ways. Giving at IEnova, Oncor, SDG&E, Sempra LNG and SoCalGas aligns with the longstanding strengths of our utilities and infrastructure companies, with a wide range of grants made in support of the environment, education, economic development, emergency preparedness and safety, to name a few.

$29.6 million

in community giving by Sempra companies and the Sempra Energy Foundation in 2019.

Over
$5.5 million

matched by the Sempra Energy Foundation over the last five years to contributions made by employees

$350,000

donated to employees' favorite charities in 5 Days of Giving holiday program.