What does it mean to be community-owned, not-for-profit?

For over 75 years we’ve been your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service. What does this mean for you?

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Sustainable Communities

Through innovative partnerships with private industry, local agencies and nonprofits, this community-focused program helps bring environmental equity and economic vitality to our service area.

We also support our community through Shine awards, which improve and revitalize our neighborhoods.

Programs and services

See how SMUD can support your local organization.

SMUD offers free online resources for customers, teachers and parents.

We work with local communities to enhance your neighborhood.
SMUD has nature reserves for the public to explore.
Get tips to keep you and your family safe.
Our Powering Futures program awards up to $60,000 in scholarships each year.
Easily access SMUD programs and services that seniors and their caregivers need most.
Donate to your community to help those in need.
See how SMUD employees contribute time and money to the local community.

Powering our community

Giving back to the community in ways that make life better for all who live and work in the Sacramento area. In the last year, SMUD gave...

$4 million

to local nonprofits


hours volunteered in the community

$102 million

in contracts to local small businesses



Outside artist rendering of the MOSAC building

Proud to partner with MOSAC

Overlooking the Sacramento River near downtown Sacramento is the new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC.

We’re proud to put our name on this important new community asset and it’s a collaboration that aligns perfectly with our core purpose and vision.

As your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we care about bringing educational equity and economic vitality to all the communities in our service area.

Our commitment to MOSAC speaks to these goals by providing STEM education to students, especially those from disadvantaged communities, as well as driving economic development, expanding workforce training and introducing residents to sustainable and energy efficient technologies.

Learn about MOSAC

Beautifying our community

We partner with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to give you free shade trees that beautify your neighborhood and help improve the air quality in our community. This is just one of the many ways we are helping you and our environment. 

Get free shade trees     

  • 5,478

    TREES IN 2014

  • 9,838

    TREES IN 2015

  • 9,346

    TREES IN 2016

  • 9,195

    TREES IN 2017

  • 9,147

    TREES IN 2018

  • 10,697

    TREES IN 2019

  • 9,831

    TREES in 2020

  • 11,628

    TREES in 2021

  • 9,525

    TREES in 2022

  • 9,808

    TREES in 2023