We are dedicated to investing in our communities and we invite our partners to use their resources to make meaningful, positive impacts in the communities we serve.
We take seriously our role as a good neighbor, and recognize that our capital projects are investments in efficient and reliable services and the future of our communities.
Our Social Impact Partners—professional services and construction management firms in fields such as engineering, architecture, resource management, power providers, and technology—provide resources and opportunities in the communities where we operate and provide services. These commitments include support such as direct financial contributions and volunteer work for local schools and nonprofits, with the goal of supporting stronger and more vibrant communities.
While upgrading our systems and operations, we invite our private sector partners to join us in being a good neighbor to the communities affected by the operation and improvement of our water, wastewater, and power services. By including Social Impact Partnership criteria in our contracting process, the SFPUC offers our firm community an opportunity to earn extra points during the bidding process for their demonstrated commitment to community support strategies such as: 1) job exposure, training and internships; 2) small business support; 3) education; and 4) environment and community health.
Achieving Collective Impact
Over the years, these partnerships have contributed to building healthy and vibrant communities through many program strategies, including: hosting interns at their job sites, supporting programs that remove barriers to employment, offering technical assistance for small contractors and businesses, providing scholarships for academic enrichment, supporting youth in environmental stewardship , and more.
For more information about the Social Impact Partnership program, please contact us directly at SIP@sfwater.org.