Environmental Champions Initiative

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.

This year, Environmental Champions grants will support efforts to increase climate science education in our region. Applications must address how their program works to inform and inspire the public to take action to protect our planet from future climate impacts.

Funds will support environmental programs that incorporate climate science education into one or more of the following topics:

  • Clean air
  • Clean water
  • Waste reduction
  • Water conservation

Through this year’s initiative, organizations can apply for program funding that supports the following programs, with preference given to programs located in low-income and disadvantaged communities:

  • Environmental education programs for youth and adults
  • Environmental community engagement programs, such as volunteer participation, community advocacy

Grant/Initiative Amount

Individual 501(c)3 organizations may apply for grants up to $25,000. Grants will be awarded in amounts varying from $2,500 to $25,000.

The 2018 Grant Cycle is Now Closed.

Contact Information

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