SDG&E To Award $1 Million To Local Non-Profit Organizations As Part Of 5th Annual 'Inspiring Future Leaders' Initiative

Charitable grants will benefit programs for local, underserved K-12 students

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) kicked off the 5th annual Inspiring Future Leaders initiative, a $1 million charitable giving campaign, at San Diego's Downtown Library. The initiative provides grants to local non-profit organizations that focus on developing youth leaders through mentoring; leadership and character development; college and workforce preparation; and, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs for underserved K-12 students.

"We are proud to support our local non-profit community partners that play such a critical role in helping develop our next generation of leaders," said Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external relations for SDG&E. "These non-profits have a tremendous, positive impact in our communities every day, and our goal is to support their programs that inspire our youth to do great things."

Non-profit organizations have until March 19 to apply for initiative grants at sdge.com/community. Through a competitive request-for-proposal process, the initiative will award grants up to $25,000 for individual organizations and up to $50,000 for collaborative projects to selected non-profit organizations that provide leadership programs for underserved K-12 students. SDG&E anticipates making grant awards in April 2015.

Visit sdge.com/community to learn more about SDG&E's commitment to the communities that we serve.            

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and 878,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.

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Allison Zaragoza, San Diego Gas & Electric, 877-866-2066, sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge

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