SDG&E and Our Employees Give Back to the Community

At SDG&E, we are all deeply invested in our communities, and the shared goal of making San Diego a better place. In addition to our corporate philanthropy, our employees volunteer their time and talent to support hundreds of different causes in the community. The Environmental All-Stars and Challenge Grant programs are just a couple of examples of how our employees are active members of their communities and make volunteerism a top priority.

SDG&E employees are passionate about the protecting the environment —both on and off the job. In 2016, over 900 Environmental All Stars, including SDG&E employees and their families, collectively volunteered for the following projects:

  • Least Tern Habitat Restoration with San Diego Audubon Society in Mission Bay

  • San Diego River Cleanup with the San Diego River Park Foundation in Mission Valley

  • Calling All Beach Lovers Cleanup and Water Safety Day with Outdoor Outreach, Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation, and I Love A Clean San Diego in Mission Bay

  • Coastal Cleanup Day with I Love A Clean San Diego, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, City of Poway, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and others at five regional cleanup sites

  • City Heights Facelift with the City Heights Community Development Corporation

We look forward to continuing to make a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve through environmental volunteer projects, including tree planting, solar installation, community beautification, waterway cleanups, and more!

In 2016, 57% of all SDG&E employees participated in the Sempra Employees Giving Network automatic payroll deductions and gave over $600,000 from their own paychecks to the charities and causes in our region.

Some Challenge Grant recipients go above and beyond to organize their own volunteer campaigns—seminars, barbeques, cupcake sales, golf tournaments, ice cream socials, walks, and many others—to raise funds and provide educate on the cause behind those important charities.

  • Charities include:

  • The Burn Institute

  • Council of the Navy League

  • Make-A-Wish

  • The San Diego Humane Society

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • AIDS Walk

  • Alzheimer’s San Diego

  • Pedal the Cause