LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is committed to a cleaner and healthier future for California and has announced its Environmental Champions Initiative. The Initiative is a $500,000 charitable giving campaign that will fund nonprofit organizations that address clean air, clean energy and/or water conservation. SoCalGas will award one-year grants up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations with environmental projects in the counties of: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Ventura, Tulare, Santa Barbara, Fresno and San Luis Obispo.
Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations with environmental programs or projects that:
- Support low-income communities of color with limited resources
- Cross county lines
- Involve promotion and marketing with other partners or have significant outreach opportunities
- Impact multiple communities or the region as a whole
- Have existing partial funding that can be leveraged by a new grant
"SoCalGas is committed to making a real impact in the communities we serve because our employees also live and work here and we all want cleaner air, energy and water now and for our children and grandchildren," said George Minter, regional vice president of external affairs and environmental strategy at SoCalGas. "We welcome applications from groups that are making a real difference in the communities SoCalGas serves."
"We're excited to hear about the work being done by the diverse organizations that are as committed to protecting and preserving the environment as we are," added Neena Master, director of community relations at SoCalGas.
Eligible nonprofit organizations will need to submit their applications by Sept. 30, 2015, and selected organizations will be awarded grants by Nov. 14, 2015.
To apply go to http://socalgas.com/about-us/community/index.shtml
For questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Southern California Gas Co.
Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.4 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.
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