Edison International: Making a Difference in the Community for Nearly 130 Years

We’re committed to giving back, and have been for well over a century. Our philanthropy is focused in ways that address important issues like education, the environment, public safety & emergency preparedness, and civic engagement. Last year, we gave $20 million to community programs that make a difference in these particular areas, along with $1.2 million in STEM scholarships to help students earn degrees and contribute to future innovation.

Overall, more than two-thirds of our giving help underserved populations, including diverse ethnic groups, seniors, people with disabilities, women, gay and lesbian populations, and low-income families.  

FACTS AT A GLANCE

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GIVING BACK (2016)

$20

million

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TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED (2016)

1,525

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COMMUNITY IMPACT TOTAL (2016)

$25.5

million

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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED (2016)

$2.6

million

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EMPLOYEE GIVING (2016)

$2.1

million

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EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING (2016)

143,675

hours

Open Grants Cycle Update

We’re taking a close look at the programs we fund through our charitable giving so we can better align the programs we support with the company’s expertise. While we will continue to invest in the same four giving priorities as we do today and the amount of money we contribute will remain the same, instead of offering an “open cycle” community grants program, we will look for nonprofit partners that share our vision and invite them to apply for grants. 

It’s important that our community partners know the door to new grants isn’t closed – we’re thrilled to learn about new organizations and encourage those that believe their program strategically aligns with our business to reach out by emailing us.

Our Giving Priorities

Edison Scholars STEM Scholarships

Edison Scholars awards $40,000 scholarships to high school seniors to help them make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math.

Learn more about Edison Scholars

Edison Scholar, Long Nguyen

Our 2015 Community Investment Report

Our annual Community Investment Report, Invest. Inspire. Involve., offers a snapshot of the variety of partners we support, and the impact being made by these partnerships. The stories shared here highlight some of the very outstanding work our community partners are doing to improve the quality of life in the community.

At Edison International, we believe that our role goes beyond our core mission of safely providing reliable and affordable electricity. We believe we have a common mission with the communities we serve.

Edison International Community Investment Report 2015 (interactive)

Edison International Community Investment Report 2015 (PDF)

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Edison Scholar, Diana Valenzuela
Volunteers pack food boxes.