Group of SJW staff at volunteer event

San Jose Water Recognized as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Most Philanthropic Companies for 2020

The Silicon Valley Business Journal has named San Jose Water as one of 2020’s most philanthropic companies. The entire list comprising 50 organizations was unveiled in the November 13, 2020 issue of the Business Journal. 

“SJW has been a part of this community for over 154 years.  We believe there can be no company without community and remain steadfast in our commitment to making a positive impact on the health and wellness in the communities where we live, work and serve,” stated Andrew Gere, President and COO. “SJW has a robust charitable giving program that supports non-profit organizations and civic associations who provide vital services to the community.”

Since 2007, the Silicon Valley Business Journal has published its Corporate Philanthropy List, ranking area companies by their cash contributions. The List ranks the top Silicon Valley companies for their charitable contributions to nonprofits in the area during the 2019 fiscal year. The List also documents contributions given to charities around the world, though these are not used to determine a company’s ranking.

For more information on San Jose Water’s charitable giving program and the organizations the company has supported in the past, visit:


About San Jose Water

Founded in 1866, San Jose Water is an investor owned public utility, and is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water systems in the United States. Serving over one million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area, San Jose Water also provides services to other utilities including operations and maintenance, billing, and backflow testing. San Jose Water is owned by SJW Group, a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SJW (NYSE: SJW). SJW Group also owns: Connecticut Water Company in Connecticut; Maine Water Company in Maine; and SJWTX, Inc. (dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company) in Texas. To learn more about San Jose Water, visit:

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Liann Walborsky

Director of Corporate Communications