U.S. Army veteran Earl N. Fontenot has many battle stories to tell. His first deployment to Afghanistan in 2003 was one battle that he was grateful to survive. Coping with the death of his fellow servicemember and best friend in 2010 was another battle.
For many Sempra employees, a commitment to sustainability isn’t just a 9-to-5 job — it’s personal.
The term “philanthropist” may conjure mental pictures of wise and wealthy do-gooders or bronze plaques adorning the walls of cultural institutions. The reality is that philanthropists are everyday people throughout our communities and workplaces helping, often silently, to make the world a better place.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Foundation, founded and funded by Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE), is helping to advance energy access and emissions reductions for environmental justice and indigenous communities in Mexico through a $1.1 million donation to Tijuana, Baja California-based nonprofit Fundación Mozcalti to provide these communities with cleaner cookstoves and other clean energy assets. Once all installations are completed, the projects are anticipated to benefit over 40,000 people in more than 60 communities in the Mexican states of Baja California, Sonora, Michoacan
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has recognized the charitable achievements of Sempra Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded and endowed by Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE), for Best Community Improvement Program as part of its 23rd Annual Citizens Awards. The Citizens Awards recognize purpose-driven businesses for taking a leadership role in helping solve the world's biggest challenges and recognize innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives that are raising the bar on social responsibility and accelerating momentum
The Lone Star State is harnessing the power of the sun to help reduce energy costs, especially in underserved areas where electricity use can consume a disproportionate share of monthly budgets. For families in the Colonias communities in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border, any cost increases in basic needs like electricity, educational supplies and even food create situations where people have to make uncomfortable choices.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Foundation, founded by Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE), and GRID Alternatives announced the completion of multiple solar energy installations designed to help provide access to clean renewable power for environmental and economic justice communities in northern Baja California, Mexico. The solar installations serve as onsite power sources for several organizations including Rancho de los Niños, an orphanage near Ensenada, and YMCA Menores Migrantes, a youth migrant shelter in Tijuana. Organizations have seen electricity cost reductions of up to 50%
SAN DIEGO and OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Foundation, founded by Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE), has donated more than $350,000 to GRID Alternatives to help advance energy access in California tribal communities by developing, financing and implementing solar power projects. About 200 kilowatts of solar capacity will be installed at single-family residences and apartment buildings at four reservations in San Diego County and Bishop, California, supporting more than 200 tribal members. The installations will be completed through the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF)