SJW Group Announces Results of 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Program

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SJW Group (“SJW”), the parent company to San Jose Water, SJW Land Company, and SJWTX, Inc., today announced the results of its 2017 annual Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

In 2017, SJW invested nearly $200,000 in shareholder-funded charitable contributions in Silicon Valley-based non-profit organizations.

The programmatic approach addresses a broad swath of community needs that include funding for arts and cultural organizations, educational and youth initiatives, and health, human services, and environmental programs. San Jose Water’s Community Investment Committee invested in more than 100 organizations in 2017. Organizations funded include Martha’s Kitchen, providing meals to the homeless through the “Thanksgiving in January” program, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to support its annual Super Bowl Fun Run and other preservation and improvement efforts throughout the park, and San Jose State University’s Martin Luther King Library and Colleges of Engineering and Business.

In addition to these efforts, SJW Group stepped in to support disaster relief and recovery across the communities we serve. In Northern California we dedicated nearly $12,000 to the Wine Country Fire Relief Effort and $10,000 to support recovery efforts for the victims of the San Jose flooding that took place during the 2017 winter storm season. In Texas, where we serve more than 14,000 customers as part of our SJWTX, Inc. water system, we donated an additional $10,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

“Giving back is a core element of our organization’s mission to ensure the long-term health and vitality of the communities where we live, work, and serve,” said Eric W. Thornburg, President and Chief Executive Officer, SJW Group.

In addition to funding, SJW encourages its employees’ efforts to invest their time, treasures, and talent to improve the quality of life in the community. Employees logged more than 212 volunteer hours in 2017, preparing food and serving it at Martha’s Kitchen, decorating trees for San Jose’s Christmas in the Park and supporting the Guadalupe River Park, Super Guadalupe River Run and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s annual Turkey Trot, among other activities. In addition to supporting activities and events, San Jose Water’s management team volunteers on the boards of 14 separate community organizations.

“Without the ongoing commitment from organizations, like San Jose Water, that are willing to donate both employee hours and funding to support our program, we would not be able to serve the more than 400,000 meals each year to a community that often relies on us for their only healthy meal of the day,” said Edita Cruz, Executive Director Martha’s Kitchen.

SJW also supports an employee-led non-profit organization that helps to extend the goals of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program. The San Jose Water Employees’ Community Fund supports our employees’ charitable and volunteer initiatives in their communities. Approximately $20,000 in funding is distributed annually to more than 50 organizations where our employees are actively involved.

Organizations interested in applying for grant funding can contact communityinvestment@sjwater.com.

About SJW Group

SJW Group is a publicly traded holding company headquartered in San Jose, California.  SJW Group is the parent company of San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc., and SJW Land Company. Together, San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. provide water service to more than one million people in San Jose, California and nearby communities and in Canyon Lake, Texas and the nearby communities.  SJW Land Company owns and operates commercial real estate investments.

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