PG&E has made a $60,000 grant to the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation as part of its community investment program.
"It is with great pride that we announce Pacific Gas and Electric in taking a leadership role as a sustaining corporate member with Sentinels of Freedom and our mission to support our nation's severely wounded and injured members of our Armed Forces," the company said in a statement.
The Sentinels serve members of the military who, on or after September 11, 2001, sustained injuries in the line of duty resulting in 60% or greater disabilities.
Over a four-year period, veterans receive scholarships for housing, career placement or school to bring them to self-sufficiency.
"During its entire history Pacific Gas and Electric has been recognized as an ardent supporter and employer of our nations' veterans," PG&E said.
"Through the support of Pacific Gas and Electric, we are able to assist more of the severely wounded Veterans in achieving their life goals, many of whom until now face uncertain futures and hurdles," the company added.
In 2010, PG&E provided 1,300 grants to nonprofits in addition to more than $19 million in charitable giving. This year, the company plans to provide more than $23 million in contributions.
"PG&E takes great pride in their community partnerships they have created and are grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge and support citizens and organizations committed to making California a better place to live and work," the company stated.
Since its inception in 2004, the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation has helped 64 veterans overcome disability and live independent lives. This four-year process often requires multiple levels of support and, recently, provided a Sentinel with a specially outfitted car.
"We believe that for the severely wounded, it takes a sustained period of support in multiple forms to provide the greatest opportunity for long-term success," PG&E stated.