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SDG&E To Award $1 Million To Local Non-Profit Organizations With 4th Annual 'Inspiring Future Leaders' Initiative

Grants will benefit programs for local, underserved K-12 students

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) kicked off the 4th annual Inspiring Future Leaders initiative, a $1 million charitable giving campaign. The initiative provides grants to non-profit organizations that develop youth leaders through mentoring; leadership and character development; college and workforce preparation; and, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs for underserved K-12 students. 

"Our non-profit community partners play such an important role in helping to foster our future generation of leaders," said Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external relations for SDG&E.  "We are proud to support them in reaching as many of our youth as possible."

Non-profit organizations have until February 28 to apply for initiative grants at www.sdge.com/community.  Through a competitive request-for-proposal process, the initiative will award grants up to $25,000 for individual organizations and up to $50,000 for collaborative projects to selected non-profit organizations that provide leadership programs for underserved K-12 students.  SDG&E anticipates making grant awards in April 2014. 

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and 861,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.  Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.

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