Whether it’s collecting basic essentials for people in need, participating in volunteer cleanups and beautification events or supporting emergency services and disaster relief efforts, employees with the Sempra family of companies are involved in an array of charitable causes that help improve their neighborhoods. Their efforts don’t just stop with their donated time, energy and/or funds either — the Sempra Foundation, which is funded by Sempra, donates money for every hour an employee volunteers with a nonprofit organization in addition to matching employees’ monetary contributions.
The Sempra Foundation knows firsthand how investing in programs that drive climate action and resilience, diversity and inclusion, and economic prosperity efforts can help build an inclusive economy — shaping a better future for all. In its latest round of grants, the Sempra Foundation proudly selected several organizations focused on championing people through their own unique missions.
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.
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.