Economic Vitality Grants

Helping Create Jobs and Opportunity throughout California

At PG&E, we recognize that many communities continue to face economic challenges and difficulty attracting the resources necessary to support economic development and job creation. That's why we created the Economic Vitality Grant Program.

Program Overview

As part of our more than $2.5 million charitable commitment to economic development initiatives, PG&E’s 2014 Economic Vitality Grant Program is investing $200,000 in programs designed to boost local job creation and promote economic opportunity throughout our service area.

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for programs in the following four general categories:

  • Business attraction, retention or expansion
  • Workforce training
  • Business development, incubation, or acceleration 
  • Other innovative programs supporting job creation

The Economic Vitality Grant Program is funded entirely by PG&E’s shareholders.

How to Apply

Organizations located within our service territory that are eligible to apply include:
  • 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Local government organizations

The competitive grant program determines funding based upon the extent to which an applicant’s project or program demonstrates the ability to generate jobs and other economic impacts. Community need is also a strong factor.

Apply here for PG&E's 2014 Economic Vitality Grant Program. Applications will be accepted June 4 - July 31, 2014. Recipients will be announced in the Fall of 2014.

Guidance for completing your application is available as well as a sample version of the grant application including the types of metrics involved.

All questions should be directed to Please include “Economic Vitality Grant Program” in the subject line.

2013 Grant Recipients


See a Map of the 2013 Grantees

  • Final 10 Grants in California

    In its inaugural year, the 10 Economic Vitality Grant program recipients were spread throughout Northern and Central California.

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