A commitment to environmental equity
We believe that a future with a livable climate is a fundamental human right, and that access to affordable solar energy and participation in solar economic opportunities are critical to building that future. This equity cannot exist without addressing the systemic barriers that individuals of various genders, incomes, races, and other marginalized identities experience in being able to fully participate in the clean energy transition. We aim to correct these inequities with the following areas of focus:
Solar accessibility, affordability and resiliency
Projects that support the deployment of affordable or free-of-cost solar solutions to communities that have been historically underserved and/or impacted by climate disasters.
Projects aimed at increasing access to all solar careers, ranging from STEM to installation, with a focus on supporting women, people of color, and other underrepresented identities.
Solar Economic Opportunities
Projects that support non-profits delivering technical assistance, coaching or business accelerator services to Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) in the solar industry.
The SunPower Foundation is no longer taking applications for the 2023 grant cycle. Grant awards will be announced in December 2023. For future applications, all interested organizations will be required to apply. Minimum eligibility includes 501(c)(3) status, United States or Philippines operations location(s), and alignment with at least one of the SunPower Foundation areas of focus.
The grant process is as follows:
Initial application were due by October 20th, 2023.
Interviews with qualifying applicants and SunPower Foundation staff will be in October - November 2023.
Grant awardees announced in early December 2023.
Any questions on the grant application process can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.