Investing in Leadership & Economic Development at the Community Level

A community’s wellbeing is tied to factors like unemployment, family stability, and quality of life. We are committed to helping meet needs in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and boost civic engagement. Our support is focused on programs for leadership and mentorship development, transitioning veterans into the workplace, and community engagement. 

Our vision is a safe, prosperous, and inclusive future for all. We’re working with communities and local non-profit organizations to make it happen.


The Edison Energy Assistance Fund

Tough times have affected families in the 50,000 square mile region served by our utility, Southern California Edison. Particularly hard hit are low-income households with children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Working together with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, we provide assistance up to $100 to families in need to help them pay their electricity bills.

  • Founded in 1982
  • $20 million given to 200,000+ families
  • Region served: Southern and Central California

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We’ve helped over 200,000 families in need, and we’re committed to increasing our efforts to expand the program.

Helping Families Move Forward

We donated $100,000 to the Youth & Parent Leadership Development project of Advancing Justice | LA. The program targets underserved populations affected by high poverty and lack of English-language skills. The program aims to help families maximize potential by providing information and training on the public education system, leadership, community safety, and health.

  • Region served: West San Gabriel Valley, Calif.

"With the generous support of Edison, we are providing free, quality leadership-development and civic-engagement programs to the underserved youth – and parents – of the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles."

--Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director,  Advancing Justice | LA

Strengthening Social Services Organizations & Boosting Effectiveness

Since 2004, our partnership with the Academy for Grassroots Organizations has helped professionals and volunteers at 338 social services organizations in the Inland Empire heighten their skills, organizational effectiveness, and fundraising capabilities.

  • 525 professionals & volunteers served in 2012
  • Region served: San Bernardino County, Calif.

"Our relationship with Edison is a true partnership. We share a vision to improve the quality of life of underserved groups, and to build the capacity of non-profit organizations that deliver important services and programs. Together, we are making our communities a better place to live, work, and prosper."

-- Vici Nagel, president and CEO,  Academy for Grassroots Organizations