Making a Difference
To make the biggest impact, our community giving is strategic and focused.
Supporting Education, Environment, Public Safety & Preparedness, and Civic Engagement
We offer grants up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations whose missions and programs focus on our four priority areas: education, the environment, public safety & disaster preparedness, and civic engagement.
Most of our giving is targeted to help meet the needs of diverse ethnic groups, seniors, people with special needs, women, low-income, and gay and lesbian populations – groups that are often underserved. Organizations that have demonstrated success in making a difference in our priority areas may be invited to apply for larger grants from Edison International.
"Everyone deserves opportunity in life. That’s why more than 85% of our giving is designated to help populations that are somehow underserved."
Giving Area: Education
We believe education has the power to change lives, communities, and the world. More than 50% of our funding goes toward educational programs designed to help keep youth in school while opening doors to secondary education.
We look for education programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on the middle school, high school, and college levels, including tutoring, enrichment, scholarships, and college-access programs. We also support arts education programs on the middle school and high school levels.
Giving Area: The Environment
Our commitment to protecting the environment began decades ago, and it’s deeply rooted in our corporate culture. We recognize that our operations do have an impact on the environment. To ensure a cleaner world for future generations, we support programs that educate and engage the public in preserving a healthy and sustainable environment, with a focus on programs aimed at students in middle school, high school, and college, and at adults.
Giving Area: Public Safety & Preparedness
Disaster can strike suddenly, anywhere, at any time, and earthquakes pose a real and ongoing threat in the region served by our utility, Southern California Edison. We’re committed to helping families and the community be prepared for natural and human-caused disasters, and our support is focused on programs that emphasize emergency preparedness and electrical safety.
Our $1.5 million partnership with the American Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal helps raise awareness and encourages Southern Californians to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
Giving Area: Civic Engagement
A community’s wellbeing is tied to factors like unemployment, strength of families, 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.