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 $10 Million through Recoverable Grants from impact investors through two investment options to scale our proven model of solar finance for community-serving nonprofit organizations across the United States.
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$ 10 million
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On Earth Day 2021, the RE-volv team gathered for a socially distanced Solar Ribbon Cutting event at Project Artaud, a nonprofit, member-run arts complex in San Francisco. Project Artaud provides affordable housing and studio space for artists of all disciplines. The 83 kW solar system installed on the roof of Project Artaud was celebrated during Project Artaud's 50th year celebration.
Recoverable Grants are 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 re-grant those funds to organizations of their choice. For more information, view RE-volv's Recoverable Grant Informational webpage. Join RE-volv & Capshift to learn about RE-volv's Solar for Nonprofits Recoverable Grant Opportunity.
Support nonprofits and advance clean energy across the country by investing in RE-volv's Recoverable Grant Opportunity. We are currently raising $10 Million through Recoverable Grants from impact investors and foundations through two investment options to scale our proven model of solar finance for community-serving nonprofits across the United States.
We are honored to have been featured in Treehugger in the article titled, "Nonprofits Are Going Solar With Recoverable Grants - Consider it a pay-it-forward model for solar energy." Check out the article to learn more about our new innovative model for solar financing.
Andreas Karelas, RE-volv's Executive Director, was featured on the Climate One podcast in the episode titled, "Entrepreneurs Creating an Inclusive Economy." Listen to the Podcast to learn more about Andreas's new book Climate Courage and how to get involved in the clean energy movement.
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.
Contact Andreas at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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)