‘Grant Information Day’ Helps Nonprofits Gain a Competitive Advantage

February 04, 2013

Media Contact: Shiara Davila-Morales, (626) 302-7976

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 — With today’s launch of the first 2013 grant cycle, Edison International will be hosting “Grant Information Day,” a workshop that will provide technical assistance to help grassroots organizations structure more competitive grant proposals.

Lead by the company’s Philanthropy & Community Investment team, the workshop on Feb. 22 at Long Beach City College will include presentations on budgeting principles and how to make Edison International grant requests more effective.

“Last year, Edison International gave $19.2 million in community grants to thousands of nonprofits in our service territory,” said Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy & Community Investment for Southern California Edison (SCE). “Edison International encourages community organizations — particularly those who have never received funding — to take full advantage of this valuable opportunity to connect one-on-one with our talented team of grantmakers.”

Last year, 86 percent of Edison International’s contributions benefitted nonprofit organizations that help underserved communities including diverse ethnic groups, seniors, disabled, women, low income, and gay and lesbian populations. The company’s support of charitable causes is entirely funded by shareholders and SCE customers do not pay for donations in their utility bills.

Edison International accepts grant proposals four times a year in February, May, July and September. Each grant cycle offers a four-week window during which nonprofits may seek funding. The company awards grants and sponsorships of up to $5,000 annually to community organizations that focus on the company’s core giving areas of education, the environment, public safety and preparedness, and civic engagement.

The company began accepting online applications today and welcomes submissions from 501(c)(3) nonprofits through Feb. 28. Those seeking support must serve or operate within Edison International’s service territory (http://bit.ly/XMdJFU).

“Grant Information Day” will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Long Beach City College, Building T-2373, 2nd Floor Computer Lab, 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach. For more information or to RSVP for the event, please visit http://tinyurl.com/cbwogqq or contact Edison International at edison.gifts@sce.com. To apply for an Edison International grant or sponsorship, visit www.edison.com/community.

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‘Grant Information Day’ Helps Nonprofits Gain a Competitive Advantage

Grant Information Day

Learn about grant funding opportunities from Edison International’s Community Investment team at “Grant Information Day” Feb. 22 at Long Beach City College.

The workshop is free and will include presentations on budgeting principles and how to make Edison International grant requests more effective. The event is for qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a strong commitment to diversity and the underserved.

Edison International’s Community Grants program supports grassroots groups dedicated to education, the environment, public safety and preparedness, and civic engagement. The workshop will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Long Beach City College, Building T-2373, 2nd Floor Computer Lab, 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach.

Program outreach should be within the areas where Edison International operates. To attend, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/cbwogqq. To apply for an Edison International grant or sponsorship, visit www.edison.com/community.