Local giving at PG&E

To ensure the neighborhoods we share with our customers are great places to live and work, in 2016 PG&E provided 1,650 local donations to organizations supporting education and workforce development, economic and community vitality, the environment, and emergency preparedness and safety across Northern and Central California.


These investments in our communities are funded entirely by our shareholders and have no impact on our customers' utility rates. Our 2017 giving cycle is open from March 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017.


We support charitable organizations throughout our 70,000 square mile service area; a majority of our donations are made at or below the $5,000 level with a focus on underserved communities.


Giving program guidelines and requirements


Our local giving supports four main program areas:


  • Education and workforce development
  • Economic and community vitality
  • Environment
  • Emergency preparedness & safety


If your organization has been invited to submit a donation application by a PG&E contact, please ensure you have the following information:


  1. Current status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization: Organizations that have not yet received an IRS 501(c)3 designation must identify a "fiscal sponsor" to receive funding. The fiscal sponsor must apply for the donation from PG&E.
  2. Alignment with PG&E's key funding priorities: Successful applications will address a demonstrated community need, support an organization within PG&E's service area and provide an opportunity for employee engagement.
  3. Completed IRS W-9 Form. Please use one of the W-9 forms below:
  4. Completion of PG&E's Better Together Giving Program online donation application.

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Generally we do not fund unsolicited proposals.


Non-discrimination policy


PG&E will not fund organizations that, in their by-laws, policies or practices, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any basis prohibited by applicable law.


Charitable purposes


PG&E donations may be used only for charitable purposes, and must not be used to promote or oppose any candidate or ballot measure, to advocate any legislative or administrative action, or to personally benefit or compensate any elected official.


Legal and Patriot Act compliance


Applicants must be, and remain, in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including, if applicable, the California Nonprofit Integrity Act of 2004. Applicants and each of their grantees, if any, must be in full compliance with all statutes, executive orders and regulations restricting or prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions and dealings with countries, entities or individuals subject to economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Applicants must be aware that a list of countries subject to such sanctions, a list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons subject to such sanctions, and overviews and guidelines for each such sanctions program can be found at the OFAC website, and applicants must not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry or the destruction of any state, or make grants or otherwise furnish support of any kind to any individual or entity that engages in such activities.


To learn more, visit: U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Account Portal

Access a previously saved application that is In-Progress or all previously Submitted applications.


Visit Better Together Giving Program account portal