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Giving back to our communities

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 help fund innovative approaches in communities where our employees live and work: Texas, Washington D.C., Central and Southern California and Mexico. We have adopted three strategic priorities that, together, can help advance social progress over time.


Building a brighter future for everyone

Supporting our communities

Across our family of companies, our talented workforce is dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and work. All year long, our generous employees donate time, energy, and dollars to causes and organizations that help build a brighter future for everyone. Our valuesdo the right thing, champion people, and shape the future — unite and guide us.

Bringing cleaner cookstoves to communities across Mexico

Sempra Foundation, founded and funded by Sempra, is helping to advance energy access and emissions reductions in communities across Mexico via a $1.1 million donation to Fundación Mozcalti, a Baja California-based nonprofit. The donation makes it possible to provide communities with clean energy assets, including cleaner cookstoves. When completed, the energy projects are expected to benefit 40,000+ people in more than 60 communities.

Bringing solar energy to border communities

For families in underserved areas along the Texas-Mexico border, electricity use can consume a disproportionate share of monthly budgets. To help these communities, Sempra Foundation partnered with Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) to install solar panels which will help reduce the financial burden of rising energy costs.

Advancing energy access in Mexico

Sempra Foundation partners with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar panel installer, to bring clean, affordable solar power to organizations in Tijuana, Mexico. Once completed, these projects will result in clean, reliable energy and financial savings for the recipient organizations.

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Supporting our communities

Bringing cleaner cookstoves to communities across Mexico

Bringing solar energy to border communities

Advancing energy access in Mexico

Giving priorities

Climate action

Diversity & inclusion

Economic prosperity

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 carbon sequestration and reforestation to green spaces and gardens, we aim to help create bluer skies and a cleaner environment. Our aspiration is to help shape a future where human impacts on climate and the environment are reduced.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that:

  • Avoid, reduce, absorb or sequester carbon
  • Restore and/or increase green spaces, especially in urban communities
  • Focus on nature-based carbon offsets, such as reforestation and the restoration of critical habitats and wetlands

One of our values is to champion people. This means embracing diversity and inclusion at the systems level.

We know that when people are encouraged and empowered to be their authentic selves, it elevates performance. When communities prioritize these principles, positive social progress can be advanced. Our aim is a world where fairness and inclusiveness are standard, and where all voices and perspectives can be heard and appreciated.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that:

  • Provide training, education and expertise in D&I, equity, unconscious bias and/or cultural competency
  • Increase participation and representation in communities, including engagement in civic affairs and decision-making
  • Create equitable systems and a fair playing field within communities

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 employment and opportunities for advancement. For a community, it often begins with a plan, investment, and growth from within. Our aim is to contribute to community development and help create economic prosperity for all.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that help people ages 18 and up:

  • Promote skills training and workforce readiness, helping prepare them for jobs and career advancement
  • Support the growth of diverse businesses in underinvested communities
  • Provide access to tools, resources and mentoring to help advance progress

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 carbon sequestration and reforestation to green spaces and gardens, we aim to help create bluer skies and a cleaner environment. Our aspiration is to help shape a future where human impacts on climate and the environment are reduced.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that:

  • Avoid, reduce, absorb or sequester carbon
  • Restore and/or increase green spaces, especially in urban communities
  • Focus on nature-based carbon offsets, such as reforestation and the restoration of critical habitats and wetlands

Diversity & inclusion

One of our values is to champion people. This means embracing diversity and inclusion at the systems level.

We know that when people are encouraged and empowered to be their authentic selves, it elevates performance. When communities prioritize these principles, positive social progress can be advanced. Our aim is a world where fairness and inclusiveness are standard, and where all voices and perspectives can be heard and appreciated.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that:

  • Provide training, education and expertise in D&I, equity, unconscious bias and/or cultural competency
  • Increase participation and representation in communities, including engagement in civic affairs and decision-making
  • Create equitable systems and a fair playing field within communities

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 employment and opportunities for advancement. For a community, it often begins with a plan, investment, and growth from within. Our aim is to contribute to community development and help create economic prosperity for all.

We prioritize supporting programs or projects that help people ages 18 and up:

  • Promote skills training and workforce readiness, helping prepare them for jobs and career advancement
  • Support the growth of diverse businesses in underinvested communities
  • Provide access to tools, resources and mentoring to help advance progress

By the numbers

30 Million

donated in 2023 by the Sempra family of companies and Sempra Foundation

92%

of community investment focused on climate action, diversity and inclusion, and economic prosperity

42 Million

million positive social impacts achieved for families in food security and health, education, safety and community well-being and economic development*

*Represents the aggregated successful outcomes as a result of our giving actions in STEM education initiatives, career development training, food assistance programs, safety education, and civic leadership mentorship
since 2021.

Delivering energy with purpose means doing the right thing for all our stakeholders: shareholders, employees, customers, communities and more. It’s what inspires me every day.

Lisa Alexander, SVP, Corporate Affairs

Community giving across our companies

Sempra Foundation is currently making strategic contributions to energy access projects in California, Texas and Mexico. The Foundation also supports employees by matching gifts of time or money to eligible 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

Across the Sempra family of companies, communities are supported in foundational ways. Giving at Oncor, SDG&E, Sempra Infrastructure 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 and other priorities.

Sempra Foundation

Sempra Foundation aims to help make a difference in communities where our employees live and work through philanthropic investments that produce sustainable and responsible change. 

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