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San Diego community-based nonprofits receive grants totaling $10 million from SDG&E

The grants were funded from the SDG&E Community Assistance fund, which is aimed at improving housing stability and food security.

SAN DIEGO — Community-based nonprofit organizations across San Diego County are the new recipients of grants totaling $10 million awarded by San Diego Gas and Electric.

SDG&E is awarding 21 community organizations grants ranging from $250,000 and up to $1 million, to help the nonprofit groups expand essential services to San Diegans who struggle with basic needs.

The grants were funded from the SDG&E Community Assitance fund, which is aimed at improving housing stability and food security. According to SDG&E, the grant program is the company’s largest one-year charity initiative.

“Beyond delivering clean, safe and reliable energy service every day, SDG&E is also passionate about improving lives in the communities we serve,” said SDG&E CEO Caroline Winn. “Shelter and food are fundamental, and yet many in our region struggle with the cost of these basic needs. With these grants, we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to support the missions of so many dedicated local organizations to help expand essential services that are desperately needed right now.”

The grant provides funding for local nonprofits to expand programs that provide important services including, emergency rent assistance, legal assistance for people facing eviction, access to food pantries and more.

“The past few years have been difficult for many people in our region because the cost of living has skyrocketed,” said Anahid Brakke, CEO of the San Diego Hunger Coalition, who served on the advisory committee for the Community Assistance Fund. “As a result, community-based organizations are struggling to keep up with a surge in demand for assistance while, at the same time, balancing their own higher operating costs with a post-pandemic drop in charitable donations. The grants from SDG&E could not come at a better time for San Diego County individuals and families.” 

Here is a full list of San Diego nonprofit organizations that were awarded:

  • Casa Familiar 
  • Community Resource Center
  • ElderHelp of San Diego 
  • Families Forward
  • Family Assistance Ministries 
  • Feeding San Diego 
  • Interfaith Community Services 
  • International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) San Diego 
  • Just in Time for Foster Youth 
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego 
  • Logan Heights Community Development Corporation 
  • Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego 
  • North County Lifeline 
  • San Diego LGBT Community Center 
  • SBCS Corporation 
  • Serving Seniors 
  • Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) 
  • Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) 
  • The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank 
  • Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) 
  • United Women of East Africa Support Team

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