SJW employee group photo while partnering with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley.

Our Community Programs

We are San Jose

With more than 150 years of serving San Jose and the surrounding communities, we have an interest in supporting and promoting the health and vitality of this community. We demonstrate this commitment through a combination of donated time, treasure, and talent. Our long term success is dependent on maintaining the health of our community and supporting a rich network of organizations that are part of our vision for an even better tomorrow.

2020 was another milestone year for San Jose Water, as we donated nearly $285,000 to multiple local non-profits, a 27% increase from 2019.


Water Station at outdoor event

Arts & Culture

We believe that a healthy community offers a greater variety of experiences and opportunities for its residents and youth. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program supports the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, City Lights Theater Company, Christmas in the Park and the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, among others.

Educating our youth

Education and Youth

We recognize that the educational environment of today will shape the workforce of tomorrow, which is why we support programs to prepare and support students throughout their time in school. A key part of our focus is to promote science and technology-based learning programs (STEM) that inspire youth towards success in the fields of engineering, technology and business. 

Our Corporate Social Responsibility program supports a number of youth organizations and institutions that encourage community education in these fields. These include the Schmahl Science Workshop, the Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley, the San Jose Day Nursery and Reading Partners Silicon Valley.

San Jose Water team helping prepare food for the community programs.

Health and Human Services

In this year of COVID-19, the most vulnerable in our community have been hit the hardest. Our corporate social responsibility team continues to work together to provide support to a variety of services ranging from food banks to homelessness. 

Just a few of these organizations include Dignity on Wheels, Second Harvest Food Bank, Martha's Kitchen, Family Supportive Housing and more. In addition, we provided $20,000 in disaster relief funds to victims of the Australian wildfires.