A recent recipient shared how EnergyHELP helped him during hard times.

“Please let everyone know I am very thankful. Thank you to all who donate and are part of this program. I am a senior on a set income and with rent being so high, I barely have any money left.”

How it works

By contributing to EnergyHELP, 100% of your contribution will go towards helping a qualified customer pay their electric bill. We’ll also connect the recipient with the charity you choose. This enables the recipient to receive additional services like food, clothing, job training and childcare.

You determine the amount you can give each month. We'll include your tax-deductible* donation as a separate line item on you SMUD bill.
You choose the charity partner the recipient will connect with to help pay their electric bill. The charity partner can also help with other services they may need.
Simply include your donation with your usual SMUD payment - no separate check to write, no separate envelope to mail. 

Make our community brighter



households received assistance since 2004

100 %

of donations go to charity partners


SMUD customers contribute to EnergyHELP



Sac Food Bank Family              Folsom Cordova logo              LAO Family Comm Dev logo              Community Resource Project              Travelers Aid Emergency              The Salvation Army


100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to the program
charity partner you choose.

Our partners help with food, clothing and career development.


Set up your contribution

3 ways to get started

Contribute as little as $5 a month.

My Account

Enrolling through My Account is fast and easy. Sign in using the button below and we'll direct you to the enrollment page.

Contribute in My Account

Online form

When you complete our enrollment form, your details are sent to a customer representative and they set up the enrollment for you.

Go to enrollment form

One time donation

Customers and non-customers alike can contribute by sending a check, cashier's check or money order to:

SMUD Agency Desk, MS A104
Attn: EnergyHELP
PO Box 15830
Sacramento, CA 95852

*Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor.