Spread clean energy
Make a real change in people's lives
Take action on climate change and help bring solar to community-serving nonprofits nationwide. Your gift will help accelerate the just transition to renewable energy, one nonprofit solar project at a time.
Building Community Through Solar
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Become a Solar Seed Funder
Become a Monthly Donor and help us accelerate the adoption of solar energy, one nonprofit at a time.
Donor advised fund
RE-volv accepts donations and Recoverable Grants from all major Donor Advised Funds.
Give by check or stock
We accept online donations as well as donations made by check or donations of stock.
Donate with cryptocurrency
Turn your cryptocurrencies into clean energy for nonprofits around the country.
Through Recoverable Grants, RE-volv funds solar projects for deserving nonprofits and pays back the endowment with interest over time.
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 14 states, equaling 3.4+ Megawatts of solar!View Impact Report
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.Give from your DAF
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 your email for a 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Donate through check or stock
Make checks payable to RE-volv. If you're donating in honor of someone, sponsoring an upcoming solar project or want to direct your donation to operations, please write that in the memo of your check.
RE-volv 5 3rd St #424, San Francisco, CA 94103 EIN: 451035583 RE-volv is a 501 (c)(3)
Contact us at email@example.com for more information about donating stock