Give the gift of energy

Charlotte is a grandmother striving to make ends meet while putting herself through school at Sacramento City College. Charlotte shared her heartfelt thanks that EnergyHELP, "...allowed me to keep my electricity on. It kept my granddaughter warm. It helped me pursue my dreams."

Like Charlotte, many Sacramento-area families face difficult financial times. They struggle to pay rent, put food on the table and keep their lights on at home. By adding $1 or more to your monthly SMUD bill, you can help your neighbors in need get back on their feet and avoid financial crisis with SMUD's EnergyHELP program.  

We'll send your contribution to agencies that specialize in assisting local families. 100 percent of your donation* goes directly to the charity partner of your choice. They help recipients like Charlotte pay their electric bill. They also offer services for food, clothing, job training and childcare.

If you'd like to make a positive impact on your community and help your neighbors in need, enroll in EnergyHELP today!

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

100 %

of donations going directly to charity partners


SMUD customers contribute to EnergyHELP


households received assistance since 2004

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Select a charity. If no box is checked, your contributions will be assigned to one of the charities based on need.