Help Nonprofits Go Solar
How it works
You can help nonprofits across the country immediately save money on their electricity bills by going solar. Saving money means they can better serve their communities, while the remaining energy savings are reinvested into future solar projects. We call this the Solar Seed Fund – a one-of-a-kind, pay-it-forward revolving fund for solar for nonprofits.PLANT A SEED
RE-volv works to provide solar energy access to those that are excluded from the benefits of the clean energy economy. RE-volv is currently raising $10 Million through Recoverable Grants from impact investors through two investment options to scale our proven model of solar finance for community-serving nonprofit organizations across the United States.
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$ 9.8 million
153 million lbs
Please join California Interfaith Power & Light and RE-volv for a virtual ribbon cutting celebrating San Francisco Bay Area congregations that have gone solar in 2020 including two projects built by RE-volv: Hope United Methodist Church in South San Francisco, and Congregation Netivot Shalom, in Berkeley! We hope to see you for an inspiring program that will encourage all of us to take climate action and continue to harness the light in 2021 and beyond.
While Biden’s win represents a new era in the climate fight, the United States remains deeply divided and the policy path forward remains murky. So in the second half of this episode, we speak to Andreas Karelas about his critically acclaimed new book Climate Courage, and how to advance climate solutions in these polarized times. Listen to podcast or tune into these Climate Courage events
To continue to fight climate change at the local level and help nonprofits save money in 2021, RE-volv needs your help. A group of generous RE-volv board members and friends have gone above and beyond their usual contributions to the organization this year, and have pledged to match all donations received through Dec. 31st up to $12,000! Please consider a gift to RE-volv today and help us get the full match.
Congratulations to Community Housing Improvement Program - Paradise Village for going solar with RE-volv! CHIP builds affordable multi-family housing, manages the properties it builds as well as properties owned by others, and has raised money for water and sewer projects. Learn more about this project
Congratulations to Resident Owned Parks - Niles East for going solar with RE-volv! ROP is a nonprofit housing corporation that preserves all forms of affordable housing to benefit low and moderate income people. Learn more about this project
Congratulations to Butte County Food Bank for going solar with RE-volv! Butte County CAA provides hope to people struggling with poverty to become more self-sustaining by meeting tangible needs in the areas of energy savings, affordable food, and housing. Learn more about this project
We believe that everyone should have the ability to support and spread clean energy. So we created a new way for people to take action. It's a pretty simple idea. Through an innovative solar financing model, these nonprofits immediately save on their electricity costs. As these organizations pay us back, we reinvest the money into more solar projects in communities across the country. This creates a revolving fund for solar energy that continually perpetuates itself building more and more solar. It's a pay-it-forward model for solar energy. We call it the Solar Seed Fund.
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RE-volv is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to tackle climate change at the local level by empowering people to accelerate the adoption of clean energy in their communities. At RE-volv, we believe that everyone can participate in helping to build the clean energy economy and everyone can share in its benefits. We provide solar energy financing to nonprofits serving disadvantaged communities across the country, while raising awareness about the benefits of solar, and training the next generation of clean energy leaders in the process.
Since 2013, RE-volv has been solarizing nonprofits in low-to-moderate-income communities, BIPOC communities, and in parts of the country where solar is less common, less economical, and where through community engagement, we hope to build momentum for stronger clean energy policy.
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An innovative financial vehicle that allows RE-volv to receive a grant from foundations and Donor Advised Funds, use the funds to build solar projects for deserving nonprofits, and pay back the endowment with interest over time. Grantors can then continue to regrant those funds to organizations of their choice.
Contact Andreas at firstname.lastname@example.org
RE-volv is currently seeking to raise $10 Million through two recoverable grant investment offerings. Additional grantor specific-terms are possible.
9-year term with 1% annual interest rate ($3M investment opportunity)
15-year term with 1.75% annual interest rate ($7M investment opportunity)