Sempra Energy headquarters in downtown San Diego. Courtesy of the company

San Diego-based Sempra Energy is donating $400,000 to fight homelessness in cities where it operates in California, Texas, Louisiana, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

In San Diego County, grants are going to 20 organizations, including Father Joe’s Villages, Casa de Amparo and South Bay Community Services.

The grants, announced last month, are part of a giving campaign in honor of Sempra’s 20th anniversary — the “20/20/20” campaign.

Employees have been challenged to collectively engage in 20,000 volunteer hours in their communities and so far have recorded 60,000 hours — triple the campaign goal.

“Our company’s success is tied to the positive impacts we can have on the community,” said Dennis V. Arriola, executive vice president and group president for Sempra Energy. “Over the past 20 years, our employees have been committed to volunteering in our communities and we’ve contributed more than $260 million to charitable causes.”

Sempra is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with annual revenue of $11 billion and more than 40 million consumers worldwide.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.