Our History & Accomplishments

Sempra Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) foundation based in San Diego, California. The Foundation was founded in 2007 by Sempra, a San Diego-based energy infrastructure company.

The Foundation was founded on the principle that we can help make a difference through philanthropic investments that produce sustainable and responsible change. Over time we have invested in communities where our employees live and work, responded to a wide range of natural disasters and encouraged collaborative approaches to problem-solving.

More recently, we’ve stepped up to help people struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic and in response to hurricanes, and wildfires.

We’re committed to advancing our values of doing the right thing, championing people and shaping the future by engaging in projects that address energy access issues for people and communities living in energy poverty.

Since being founded, we have provided:

Nearly $45M

in total support


in disaster relief efforts


in support of employee-driven philanthropy