Loving Our Community

First Responders Grant Program

Our First Responders Grant Program is intended to provide critical support for operations conducted by first responder departments.

  • Each first responder department must be comprised of paid staff or volunteers that serve within the South Jersey Gas service area 
  • The grant must be used to fund training or purchase/upgrade gear and equipment utilized to protect volunteer fire and/or EMS personnel, police and/or the community

Want to apply for a First Responders Grant? Click here to apply by Friday, November 5.


    The 2020 First Responders Grant Program recipient departments and projects include:
  • Barrington Fire Department – to purchase multigas monitoring meters and low-profile hand lights
  • Cape May County Regional Urban Search and Rescue Team– to purchase a monopod system for trench rescues in confined spaces
  • City of Bridgeton Fire Department – to purchase a gas monitoring meter
  • Deepwater Fire Department – to support the purchase of LED traffic control devices
  • Galloway Township Police Department – to support the purchase of a K-9 officer and related training
  • Laurel Springs Fire Department – to purchase turnout gear for a firefighter
  • Medford Township Fire and EMS – to purchase multigas monitoring detectors
  • Pennsville Ambulance Department – to purchase a UV light and UV rapid sanitizer
  • Sea Isle City Police Department – to purchase body armor for officers
  • Vineland Fire Department – to purchase portable gas leak detection equipment
  • Woolwich Fire Company – to purchase portable water tanks for fires in non-hydrant areas

David Vinokurov, Customer Outreach Specialist receives 2021 Nuestro "Amigo/a" (Our Friend) Nuestro Pueblo Award!

David received this award from Stockton University’s Unidos Organization and the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County (HAAC) for his work assisting and educating customers about Utility Assistance Programs. The award is given to a non-Hispanic/Latinx individual that has demonstrated devotion to the betterment of the Latino community through their work, special achievement(s) or service to the community. Congratulations David!

Virtual American Heart Association Walk 2021

Our employees all over New Jersey rallied behind the American Heart Association (AHA) as they continued their annual Spring Heart Walk virtually. Over 100 employees got moving to show their support and together raised over $50,000 to support the AHA’s mission to help save lives from heart disease.

VETS Food Drive for the Red Cross Service to Armed Forces

Our Veterans Engagement Team (VETS) collected nearly 3,800 lbs. of food during their food drive with the Red Cross by setting up collection points throughout New Jersey over February 27-28. VETS encouraged customers, employees and families from SJI’s utility companies South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas to drop off non-perishable items. Volunteers then delivered several truckloads of food to the Red Cross for distribution at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

VETS is an employee resource group at SJI that supports the personal growth and professional development of former servicemen and women. The Red Cross Service to Armed Forces program provides home comforts and critical services on bases, in military hospitals and supports military families during deployments and emergencies.

Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Community starts at home and we are committed to service and to making a difference in the lives of our customers, our employees and members of the communities we serve. On January 18, 2021 more than 100 SJI employees took part in our fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Employees to honored King by helping those around us in ways that reflect our Core Values – safety, service, community, and inclusion. In addition to volunteering, nearly $900 was raised for Community FoodBank of New Jersey.


 

Game On Grant Program

Our Game On Grant Program provides 20, $1000 grants in support of local, community-centered athletic leagues, and recreational organizations for children.

  • Each league must serve youth between the ages of 4 and 18 within the boundaries of the South Jersey Gas service area.
  • The league must be organized around traditional youth sports, which include but are not limited to Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, and Swimming

Want to apply for a Game On Grant? Check back here in February 2022.
 

     2021 Game On Grant Program Winners:
  • Absecon Lacrosse
  • Barrington Girls Softball League
  • Berlin Soccer Club
  • Blackwood Kiwanis Little League
  • Clayton Clippers Youth Football & Cheer
  • East Vineland Little League
  • Egg Harbor Township Street Hockey
  • Elmer Swim Club
  • Gibbstown Boys Basketball
  • Laurel Springs Youth Association
  • Mantua Township Soccer Association
  • Marlton Recreation Council
  • Millville Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Monroe Township Flag Football
  • South Jersey Field of Dreams
  • South Jersey Hammerhead Baseball
  • Vineland Basketball Association
  • West Atlantic County Youth League
  • Winslow Township Youth Soccer Association
  • Woodstown Soccer Club
Helping our community foodbanks

Local Foodbank Events 

Our Outreach Team regularly participates in community food distribution events to help customers get the Utility Bill Assistance they need. We’re here to help. We recognize that challenging times may continue for residents and businesses. Utility Bill Assistance is available for those struggling to pay their bills. To learn about all the programs available and apply online visit our Energy Assistance page today. 

You can also stay up to date on community events, like food drives, on the South Jersey Gas Facebook page.

 

Community image - One SJI

Making a Difference Together

Standing Together - A Message from Mike Renna, President & CEO, SJI

We have a special bond with our communities and are unwavering in our commitment to make them safe and inclusive. All of us, across every level and department will continue to lead by example and reinforce our values in how we serve our customers, support our communities, interact with each other and perform our jobs.

Across our organization, we promise to take meaningful actions regarding race relations to address the evident inequities in our communities and to best serve all our stakeholders. As One SJI, we stand together, committed to creating a better, more tolerant world within our organization and the communities where we are proud to live and work.

You can view the message we shared with our employees here.

SJG Supplier Program

Our focus is on building mutually beneficial and lasting partnerships that bring value and results that include delivering the lowest price, best technology, highest quality and service level by working with companies who share our goals. In addition, we pride ourselves on partnering with local businesses within our community. The SJI Supplier Program includes procurement for SJI and our subsidiaries – South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas. Join us.

 

Supplier Opportunities

We procure a variety of products and services including, but not limited to:
  • Office Equipment, Supplies and Services
  • Fleet, Parts and Maintenance
  • Computer Equipment, Software and Services
  • Measuring and Pressure Equipment
  • Pipeline and Service Construction
  • Safety Equipment
  • Training (Employee Development, Safety, Procedures)
  • Legal Services
  • Telecommunications Equipment and Services
 

Supplier Diversity

SJI is committed to embracing and celebrating the diversity of all customers, employees, communities and suppliers. We continue to expand and build relationships with Diverse Suppliers to support our corporate values and foster an inclusive procurement process to provide opportunities for diverse businesses.

 

Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC)

We are a proud member of the BPU Supplier Diversity Council, which is dedicated to forging effective working relationships between minority, woman and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and New Jersey public utilities. The SDDC was chartered in 1997 to advise the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the companies they regulate on matters related to reporting, measuring and assessing the development of relationships with diversity suppliers. For more information about the SDDC, please visit www.njbpusupplierdiversity.com.

 

Does My Company Qualify as a Diverse Supplier?

A supplier may be classified as diverse if the company is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen (or citizens) from one of the following groups:
  • African American/Black
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer
  • Native American
  • Person with a Disability
  • Veteran/Service-Disabled Veteran/Disabled-Veteran
  • Woman
 

Certification

SJI recognizes businesses that have been certified by federal, state or local government agencies or supplier diversity advocacy groups as Diverse Supplier business. These businesses may include, but are not limited to:
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE or WOSB)
  • Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Disabled/Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE/SDVBE)
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBT)
  • Small or Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SBA/DBE/HUBzone)
  • Disability Business (USBLN)

Supplier Registration

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We look forward to connecting.


Registration does not guarantee future opportunities with SJI.

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