Renew America’s Nonprofits
Join CEDA and 11 Million Acres in applying for the US Department of Energy’s "Renew America's Nonprofits" grant of up to $200,000 to upgrade your facilities with energy-efficient measures, delivering a more sustainable and healthy facility for your organization.
For many nonprofits, energy expenses are the most significant operating cost behind salaries. Renew America's Nonprofits aims to lower energy costs and deliver healthier, more sustainable facilities for nonprofits.
Nonprofits must be legally established a 501(c)(3) in the US
They must have a physical workplace in the US and own the facility
Priority will be given to projects that will achieve significant energy and cost savings
HVAC equipment upgrades or replacement
Boiler upgrades or replacement
Roof insulation or replacement
Door or window replacements or resealing
Building automation systems
Initial consultation call
Application development + submission
Grant approval (followed by project kickoff)
Here’s how CEDA + 11 Million Acres can help
The grant proceeds will only cover a portion of your total project costs. CEDA + 11 Million Acres can supplement through:
Finding additional funding through utility rebates and local incentive programs
Monetizing Section 179D tax benefits
Flexible payment terms to pay for the project over time
Whether supplemented by DOE grants or not (like the case study that follows), we can make your upgrade aspirations a reality.
Check out our case study to see how we helped renew a nonprofit like yours
We did this with a Chicagoland nonprofit organization and its six community center locations, reducing costs by 20% on the way to a more sustainable future.
They needed to reduce their energy spend and replace failing equipment like old lighting HVAC units, boilers, and pool pumps. We took advantage of lucrative rebates and incentives to wholly benefit the organization.
The result is a healthier and more comfortable environment for the community and staff.
It's hard to keep up with new legislation and tax breaks encouraging sustainable energy popping up all the time. And hard to take action.
We can help navigate the complexity to get you moving quickly + efficiently.
Here’s what we did together:
BUILT A ROADMAP
and then navigated the complexity to deliver much needed energy efficiency upgrades and equipment replacement
PAIRED THE PROJECT SCOPE
with rebates and tax incentives to reduce the project cost by nearly 20%
FINANCED THROUGH SAVINGS
by allowing the organization to pay for the project over time, using energy and operating savings, preserving their CapEx budget and building budget certainty
And here it is, by the numbers:
in upfront costs
in utility rebates
in tax incentives
Let’s set up a call where we’ll discuss how the grants work, how we can help you apply, and how we can supplement the grant’s power with additional financing solutions.
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