Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

The Community Foundation is a leading partner and advocate for philanthropy and service in the Richmond region. Founded in 1968, they have built a strong legacy of helping people and institutions give back with passion and purpose. Today, they manage more than 1,000 charitable funds with assets totaling $876 million. This includes six supporting foundations, as well as three regional affiliates that were established to address the needs and interests of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. Since inception, the Community Foundation has collectively granted $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits working to support and enhance all areas of community life. Donors of the Community Foundation have collaborated to create the RVA Solar Fund.

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Secure Futures

As a market and policy leader, Secure Futures builds, owns, manages, and funds affordable US-made Resilient Solar Solutions® for public purpose entities. Headquartered in Staunton, Va., the Company combines state-of–the-art solar technology with an innovative business model to make commercial scale solar readily affordable in Virginia, helping customers to realize the economic, environmental, and community benefits of solar energy. In 2017, Secure Futures became a Certified B Corp®, having met the exacting standards for social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability established by the nonprofit B Lab®.


Generation 180 

Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness through original content, digitally enabled campaigns, and an empowered volunteer network. We help people understand the trends that are moving us toward a more energy aware lifestyle, and the specific actions we can take to advance clean energy in their homes, schools, businesses and communities. Generation 180 helps schools across the country take advantage of the benefits of going solar with current research, resources, and community volunteers. We are forming a local volunteer team in Richmond to support school districts in the region to go solar. Contact us at to learn more.


Richmond Region Energy Alliance 

The Richmond Region Energy Alliance, a Richmond-based nonprofit, serves the greater Richmond region by promoting energy efficiency and solar power to help citizens, schools, and municipalities reduce their carbon footprint and convert to renewable energy via home energy audits, "solarize" campaigns, contractor referrals, and community outreach. RREA is supporting the RVA Solar Fund with outreach and technical assistance to applicants interested in exploring affordable solar solutions.


The National Energy Education Development Project 

The NEED Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government, and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. NEED works with energy companies, agencies, and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation's schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities, and turn-key program management. NEED is partnering with Secure Futures to provide teacher training and solar curriculum kits for teachers in Virginia public schools.