Saturday, January 3, 2015

Grant Award: Sempra Energy Foundation ($2,500)

The Sempra Energy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation based in San Diego, California, USA. The foundation was founded by Sempra Energy, a Fortune 250 energy services company that serves the largest customer base of any energy utility in the United States. With 13,800 employees worldwide, the Sempra Energy companies develop energy infrastructure, operate utilities, and provide related products and services to more than 29 million consumers worldwide.

We recently learned that our $2,500 grant proposal made to the Southern California Gas Company, subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has been approved. The proposal was submitted jointly by BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Los Angeles chapter president David Malonson.

The approval letter partially read:

Dear Mr. Malonson,

On behalf of all of us at SoCalGas, thanks for all you do in the community. We are proud to provide a $2,500 grant to BDPA Education and Technology Foundation in support of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. We are pleased to support!

We would appreciate any communications you can send to highlight our partnership in the community. Any additional recognition on newsletters, websites or social media (Facebook and Twitter) would be appreciated. We have thousands of followers who will have the opportunity to learn about your program if you are able to tag us. You can find us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (@socalgas). Please also keep us informed of these communication activities so that we can pass it onto our leadership team.

At SoCalGas, we believe that supporting local organizations like yours helps us create meaningful and important community partnerships. We look forward to working with you!

Best wishes,
Carolyn Williams
Community Relations Manager

BETF hopes that we can replicate this success with all local BDPA chapters. There are many funding sources out there. You can learn more from our website or by reaching out to the BETF executive director.

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