SoCalGas to Award $500,000 to Nonprofit Organizations through its Environmental Champions Initiative
Groups with programs for cleaner air, energy and water conservation can apply by Aug. 8
Jul 15, 2016
LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has kicked off its second annual Environmental Champions Initiative, a $500,000 charitable giving campaign that funds nonprofit organizations with programs dedicated to cleaner air, energy and/or water conservation. The initiative is part of the company's commitment to a cleaner and healthier future for California. SoCalGas will award one-year grants in the amounts of $10,000, $15,000, $20,000 and $25,000 to nonprofit groups in the following 12 counties: Los Angeles; Orange; San Bernardino; Riverside; Imperial; Kern; Kings; Ventura; Tulare; Santa Barbara; Fresno and San Luis Obispo.
"SoCalGas is committed to making a real impact in the communities we serve because we live and work here too and all want cleaner air, water and energy," said George Minter, regional vice president of SoCalGas' External Affairs and Environmental Strategy. "We have consistently supported the work of environmental nonprofit groups in our service territory and we have long-standing relationships with those organizations. We welcome applications from a variety of groups making a difference in our communities."
In order to be considered to receive a grant, programs need to:
Last year, SoCalGas awarded 37 grants to nonprofit organizations across its service territory. Those groups focused on everything from harvesting rainwater at a community garden, to providing green space to neighborhoods to making areas more accessible by bicycles and foot traffic. Across all of its charitable giving programs last year, SoCalGas awarded $1.07 million to various environmental groups.
Nonprofit organizations need to submit their applications by 5 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2016. Guidelines and the link to the online application are available at: https://www.socalgas.com/our-community/protecting-preserving-the-environment. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once the application is submitted. Organizations receiving grants will be notified by Nov. 14, 2016.
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