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First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund - Civic Engagement and Environmental Impact Grants and Module Donation Program

Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA, Canada, and International
Nonprofits for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Technologies

GrantWatch ID#: 181409
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Toledo Community Foundation (TCF) - First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund

11/01/17 11:59 PM EST

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Grants and In-kind donations starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for environmental education initiatives, access to clean water and energy, and developing sustainable technologies. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to submitting an application.

In addition to a request for grant funds to support the project, applications may include a request for a donation of solar modules and systems.

Emphasis is placed on programs that support the First Solar Corporate giving values which include: focusing on “green” education initiatives, access to clean energy and water in underserved areas, and furthering the development of innovative and sustainable technologies.

Priority will be given to organizations that make a significant impact in communities that share the funder's giving values.

Civic Engagement and Environmental Impact grant requests must be for projects or services that cost or exceed $10,000 (USD). Requests under $10,000 should be directed to the First Solar local office nearest the grant seeker. Financial support for the Module Donation program has typically been distributed in the range of $10,000 to $15,000.

It is unusual for a grant award to cover a period of several years; grant requests are generally funded for one year.

Grants will only be awarded to a) nonprofit, charitable organizations that are designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service code or b) organizations capable of demonstrating the ability to fulfill the charitable purpose of a grant award. The Fund may limit the number of requests accepted by any one requestor at its discretion.

The First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund will not consider requests that seek:
- Support for sectarian activities of religious organizations.
- Financial assistance with the annual campaign of an organization.
- Requests for scholarships.

Areas generally not funded include individuals, computer hardware and software, vehicles, conferences, capital and research.

Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to call the Foundation at 419.241.5049. The Foundation's program staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the grant application process.

Proposals will be formally reviewed four times annually. The deadline dates for proposals are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Proposals must be submitted through the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation’s online application process.

Applicant organizations will be notified of the status of their request by the Foundation approximately eight weeks after the application deadline.

FAQ: http://www.toledocf.org/main/grants-module/#FAQ

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply for the Civic Engagement and Environmental Impact Grants: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1086/?SA=SNA&FID=35030

Patrick Johnston, Program Officer
patrick@toledocf.org
(419) 241-5049

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604

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