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California Fuel Funds

California Fuel Funds

  • Cash donations for low-income energy crisis from private and public utilities, cooperatives, city funds and church and community sources.
  • Some of the larger utility-funded programs include:
    • Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH), instituted in 1983, is funded by donations of about $2 million each year from customers and employees of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
    • Customer donations to Southern California Gas Co.'s Gas Assistance Fund are matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by corporate funding from Sempra Energy.
    • Southern California Edison's Energy Assistance Fund is an assistance fund designed to help those in need pay their winter electric bills each year in February and March. SCE shareholders match customer donations dollar for dollar.

LEVERAGING (includes community and church donations)

2010: $4.6 million
2009: $4.7 million
2007: $12.5 million
2006: $7.5 million
2005: $8.5 million
2004: $7.4 million
2003: $6 million
2002: $5.8 million
2001: $7.4 million
2000: $5 million
1999: $4.3 million
1998: $5.7 million
1997: $4.4 million
1996: $4.9 million
1995: $6.7 million
1994: $5.7 million
1993: $693,175
1992: $12.7 million