The Community Benefits Program is an innovative public-private partnership between Calpine Energy Solutions and Clean Power Alliance. Calpine Energy Solutions provides the funding and selects the winners, while Clean Power Alliance helps recruit non-profits in its service area to apply.
Columbia Memorial Space Center is a fun and affordable hands-on educational facility where everyone can come and learn about the wonders of science! The grant will support the City of STEM science festival Innovation Challenge.
US Green Building Council are “Passionate, practical, and informed professionals and advocates who work together to transform Southern California into a more sustainable region for all.” The grant will fund Sustainability Fundamentals education workshops for students to be introduced to the goals, principles, and practical applications of sustainability, covering various topics as well as future career opportunities.
Clean Coalition is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The grant will support a Microgrid Feasibility Study for the hub of Los Angeles County, critical community facilities clustered in the disadvantaged and unincorporated East Los Angeles community.
El Concilio Family Services is the “Service Center for the rural low-income limited or non-English speaking community in Ventura County.” The organization transitions low-income families by providing services that integrate them into the community to assist them in becoming self-sufficient, engaged and greater contributors to the community.The grant will provide linguistically and culturally relevant messaging to the population served (immigrant communities) with outreach and education to residential customers on ways to help them reduce their energy usage during peak demand hours.
Special Service for Groups is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing community-based solutions to the social and economic issues facing those in the greatest need. The grant will support research and help develop community education and outreach materials focused on climate change, extreme heat, and the associated impact on public health especially for disadvantaged community members.