Giving Back: Helping Families Keep the Lights On

Tough economic times have hit Californians hard — especially seniors and families with children. That means some households occasionally need help to keep up. Our utility, Southern California Edison (SCE) is committed to providing help when it’s needed most through the Energy Assistance Fund (EAF), a non-profit organization operated by Edison International.

In partnership with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, EAF distributes funds to qualified recipients through a network of over 70 local, community-based organizations.

"United Way of Greater Los Angeles is pleased to partner with Edison on the Energy Assistance Fund. We know that even the smallest amount of help can make a tremendous difference to someone in need."

— Elise Buik, president & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

EAF: Helping 200,000+ Families

Since 1982, EAF has disbursed more than $20 million to SCE customers within low-income guidelines – most of them households of seniors, people with disabilities, and families with young children.

A non-profit organization, EAF is funded through donations from Edison International, Edison employees, and utility customers who participate in SCE’s “Round Up” bill-pay program, in which monthly electricity bills are rounded up to the next dollar with the  difference donated to EAF. Donations by Edison employees to EAF are eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching through Edison International’s matching gifts program.

Our corporate matching gifts program

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

— The Edison Assistance Fund