Environmental Champions Initiative

For more than a decade, SDG&E has invested in Environmental Champions grantees who demonstrate a strong commitment to community-based environmental education and enhancement.

Environmental Champions

Information for 2024 Grant Seekers

SDG&E’s Environmental Champions initiative supports 501(c)3 non-profit organizations whose programs work to improve our local environment in San Diego County and southern Orange County. SDG&E has offered charitable funding under this signature initiative for more than a decade, supporting organizations who have demonstrated leadership in environmental engagement and climate literacy.

Nonprofit organizations in SDG&E’s service territory may apply for program funding that supports climate action in one or more of the following areas:

  • Habitat restoration, including the planting of native species and removal of invasive plants
  • Urban greening, such tree planting, the development or enhancement of school or community gardens, and other tangible projects with lasting impact

Priority will be given to programs that serve low-income, diverse, and under-invested communities. In support of SDG&E’s commitment to plant 10,000 trees annually, priority will also be given to projects that integrate a tree planting element.

Grant Details

Thank you for your interest in applying for an Environmental Champions grant. Applications are no longer being accepted.  If you have questions, contact [email protected] 

More Information

For questions about your application, visit our Funding Guidelines page.