Neighborhood Beautification

We support a variety of causes and organizations that help to make Sacramento a more beautiful place to live. From the city to the country, SMUD cares about your community. Let's work together towards a greener world.



Shade trees will help keep your house cooler, saving you energy and money.

Wrapping transformer boxes can enhance the environment as well as deter graffiti.

Help keep our community safe and beautiful. Call 1-916-732-5300 to report graffiti or overgrown vegetation.

Wood chips

We offer free wood chips to residential customers to spread as mulch around trees and shrubs, making soil more fertile, and helping trees keep growing during the summer heat. They are not available for commercial use.

You can pick up the chips at SMUD. Be sure to bring your own tools to load the chips and bags to carry them in or a tarp to cover a pickup load.

6100 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento
(Between 59th and 65th streets on Folsom Blvd.)
Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 2:30 PM 

Shine Awards

Let's work together to revitalize local neighborhoods

  • Shine awards are available to nonprofits located in and serving communities in SMUD's service area.
  • Shine awards are available in three funding levels: Spark (up to $10,000), Amplifier (up to $50,000) and Transformer (up to $100,000).
  • If receiving a Shine award, applicants will need to provide matching funds for their project. A 50% match for Spark awards or a 100% match for Amplifier and Transformer Awards are required.
  • Collaboration and joint applications are encouraged.
  • Read the program guidelines.

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