Community

Community

Our company prides itself on being a committed community partner, assisting local, regional, and statewide organizations that deliver critical support to those in need, providing vital funding and contributing countless volunteer hours to programs that benefit the communities we serve.

Scholarships

AABE-SJ

SJI sponsors AABE-SJ’s Annual Golf Scholarship Event, which helps fund scholarships for graduating minority high school students focusing on STEM-related programs at accredited colleges and universities.

 

New Jersey Utilities Association Scholarship Program

SJI sponsors the NJUA’s annual golf tournament, which helps fund the organization’s scholarship program. NJUA has three scholarships available:

  • James R. Leva Scholarship assists NJUA member company employees who are employed in New Jersey, or a member of their family, in pursuing their higher education goals. Learn more here.
  • Excellence in Diversity Scholarship is awarded to two students who are minority, female, or who have a disability and will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey. Learn more here.
  • NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarship is awarded to qualified students who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at a New Jersey accredited school. Learn more here.

 

Atlantic Cape Community College

South Jersey Gas sponsors Atlantic Cape Community College’s TeenTech event for high school girls interested in STEM. TeenTech features a series of laboratory, engineering, and math workshops that attendees choose from based on their interests, including food science, media studies, nursing, drones, and more. Learn more here.

 

Rowan University Foundation

SJI supports two scholarships through the Rowan University Foundation, including:

  • SJI Company Scholarship is for two students majoring in Communications or Business residing within the South Jersey region.
  • Edward J. Tonielli Engineering Scholarship is to assist two undergraduate students pursuing majors within the field of Engineering. The students must possess a 3.0 GPA and are selected by the Dean of the College of Engineering.

 

Rowan College South Jersey, Cumberland County Campus

SJI sponsors the annual SchoolCounts! Golf Classic, which provides two-year tuition scholarships to county high school students who earn four consecutive School Counts! certificates and a high school diploma. Learn more here.

 

Stockton University Foundation

SJI sponsors Stockton University’s annual Scholarship Benefit Gala and Golf Classic, for which funds go to support the University’s scholarship program. Learn more here.

 

Salem County Vocational Technical Schools Educational Foundation

SJG has supported the foundation’s Leadership Recognition and Scholarship Dinner, with funds going to support SCVTS’ scholarship program. Learn more here.

 

Junior Achievement of New Jersey

SJI supports Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s Women’s Future Leadership Forum. The nearly 100 students in attendance per forum benefit from meeting and talking with inspirational female role models from a variety of business industries through an executive panel discussion and one-on-one mentoring. Learn more here.

 

Union County College Foundation

Elizabethtown Gas funds the Union County College Foundation’s Fueling the Future Scholarship, which supports ten full-time students each year pursuing a career in STEM. In 2020, ETG also supported the Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund, helping students pay for food, rent, cable, internet for remote learning, medical bills, tuition, school supplies, insurance, car payment, and more during the pandemic. Learn more here.

 

Sussex County Community College Foundation

Elizabethtown Gas sponsors the Sussex County Community College Foundation’s Funding Their Future event, for which funds go to support the College’s scholarship program. Learn more here.


Grant Programs

First Responders Grant Program

Our First Responders Grant Program provides critical financial support for the training and life-saving operations conducted by first responder departments. The grant must fund training or gear and equipment upgrades to protect volunteer fire and EMS personnel, police, and the community. Learn more here.

 
Game on Grant Program

Every year South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas issue a combined total of forty $1,000 grants in support of local, community-centered athletic leagues and recreational organizations for children within their service areas.

The application for the Game on Grant Program opens in February 2022.


Community Efforts

Volunteering

Whether it be walking in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk or participating in a day of service in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, our employees forge partnerships with community members to create lasting impacts through their volunteering efforts.

 
Corporate and Employee Charitable Giving

At SJI, we invest in the communities where we live and work by providing financial support to community, civic, and business organizations across New Jersey. In addition to our corporate giving initiatives, each year our employees come together to raise money for in-need community organizations and non-profits as part of our annual Employee Giving Campaign. In 2020, our employees raised over $100,000 to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, American Red Cross, United Negro College Fund, Habitat for Humanity, and Plainfield Area Humane Society.
To learn more, visit the Community Outreach page