Building Community Through Solar

RE-volv is a nonprofit climate justice organization that brings clean solar energy to community-serving nonprofits across the country while training the next generation of clean energy leaders through our Solar Ambassador Fellowship Program.

We bring solar to nonprofits serving low-to-moderate income communities, including food banks, affordable housing nonprofits, after-school programs, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color serving nonprofits, community gardens and more. We save nonprofits 15% or more off the cost of their electricity bills, allowing nonprofits to invest their savings back into their mission.

Become a Monthly Donor

Become a partner with RE-volv through a monthly gift. By becoming a Solar Seed Funder, you’re playing a pivotal role in ushering in the era of 100% clean energy and helping us empower more youth climate leaders.

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Giving from a
Donor-Advised Fund

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. DAF Direct enables you to easily provide from your DAF.

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Impact of Your Gift

Your gift brings clean energy to nonprofits across the country that need it now more than ever. The solar savings our nonprofit partners receive is invested back into their community-serving programs while their solar payments are invested into our Solar Seed Fund, a revolutionary pay-it-forward revolving fund for solar used to bring solar to more deserving nonprofits.

RE-volv
10 Years of Impact

Founded in 2011, RE-volv is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps fellow nonprofits across the country go solar. Over the last decade, we have brought solar to 50+ community-serving nonprofits in 13 states, equaling 3.4+ Megawatts of solar!

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Giving from a
Donor-Advised Fund

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a Donor-Advised Fund, DAF Direct enables you to provide grants to RE-volv directly from your DAF.
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Frequently asked questions

What is RE-volv?

RE-volv is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco with a mission to empower people and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy. RE-volv lets individuals who support clean energy chip in a few dollars to help communities all over the United States go solar. These donations help finance solar systems for community-based nonprofits that lack access to traditional solar financing.

These organizations save money on their electric costs while paying RE-volv back through a 20-year lease with interest. The lease payments are reinvested in a revolving fund, the Solar Seed Fund, which continually finances new community-based solar projects. Over time, each dollar donated to an individual solar project will go towards financing a new project, which will help finance the next project, and so on.

What is the Solar Seed Fund?

The Solar Seed Fund is a revolving fund for solar. When a nonprofit goes solar, a portion of the upfront costs comes from this revolving fund. Once their lease begins, the nonprofit makes lease payments, which goes into the Solar Seed Fund. Over the course of their lease, the nonprofit will pay for more nonprofits to go solar – each of which will fund more solar projects (and so on and so on).

How to update or cancel a recurring donation?

If you have started your recurring donation in 2022. Please check you email for your donation receipt from Donorbox. You will be given instruction to create an account and login to Donorbox to update or cancel your recurring donation.

For past recurring donors before 2022, please email us at info@re-volv.org to inquire about your donation status.

Where does my donation goes toward?

Your donation goes toward our innovative Solar Seed Fund model. This will bring clean energy to nonprofits across the country. The solar savings our nonprofit partners receive is invested back into their community-serving programs while their solar payments are invested into our Solar Seed Fund, a revolutionary pay-it-forward revolving fund for solar used to bring solar to more deserving nonprofits.

Is my donation to RE-volv tax deductible?

Yes, RE-volv is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations to RE-volv – whether to a solar project or to our operations – can be claimed as a tax deduction.

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