As we confront the climate crisis, there is an urgent need to provide policymakers and the public with reliable information and a path forward to a bright future. We invite you to partner with us and help expand the use of clean, affordable solar energy.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on public contributions to support our work and deliver impact. Your business or organization can join us as a supporting partner to inform policy and expand solar markets.

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The Solar Foundation is the only independent nonprofit organization that provides high-quality data and best practices on the public benefits of solar energy, including the benefits to health, the economy and jobs, and public safety. We use targeted outreach to inform decision makers as they develop transformative clean energy policies.

Our annual Solar Jobs Census and other flagship research provides indispensable data to support policy change at all levels of government. We are also on the ground helping hundreds of local governments build capacity to develop and expand energy markets in ways that benefit everyone. And we use wide-ranging communications to increase public support for renewable technologies and climate solutions.

Our ability to continue to perform this important work depends on the support of companies and organizations such as yours. A contribution to The Solar Foundation in any amount will help ensure we are able to produce the work that opens new and expands existing clean energy markets. We are in this together. Help us help you!

The Solar Foundation has a consolidated sponsorship and benefit structure through which contributors can support many of our important efforts — and receive recognition across several of these high-profile products and programs. View our Sponsorship Prospectus to learn about sponsorship levels, or contact us at

In addition to organizational sponsorships, we welcome and depend on individual contributions.

Recent Sponsors

Below are some of the recent sponsors of The Solar Foundation’s projects and initiatives.

Amalgamated Bank
Arkay Foundation
Aurora Solar
Aztec Solar
BayWa r.e. Solar Systems
BFK Foundation
Blattner Energy, Inc.
Borrego Solar
BW Research Partnership, Inc.
California Energy Commission
Canadian Solar
Cheyney Family Fund
Citizens’ Climate Education
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CleanChoice Energy
Community Foundation Boulder County—Heatherbrooks Fund
Community Shares of Colorado
Cypress Creek Renewables
D. E. Shaw Group
Susan DeVico
District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
Dockser Family Foundation, Inc.
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
EcoFasten Solar
EDF Renewables
EFS Energy
Encore Renewable Energy
Energy Foundation
Foley & Lardner LLP
Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Great Plains Institute
Green Mountain Power
GRID Alternatives
Intersolar North America
Ipsun Solar
Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA)
Maryland Energy Administration
McCarthy Building Companies
Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Mission Solar
Natixis Investment Managers
Nautilus Solar Energy
New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources
Nolan Strategic Communications
NRG Energy, Inc.
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Pine Gate Renewables
Quick Mount PV
RBC Wealth Management
REC Group
Recurrent Energy
RENEW Wisconsin
Renova Solar
Roof Tech
RWE Renewables
Salal Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
The Sampson Foundation
Secure Futures
Sierra Club Gender, Equity & Environment Program
Sigora Solar
Silverline Communications
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Solar Energy Industries Association
Sol Systems
Southern Current
Standard Solar
Stavrides Fund
Summit Ridge Energy
Swinerton Renewable Energy
Sunnova Energy Corp.
Tilia Fund
Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Urban Grid Solar
US Bank
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Vivint Solar
VMWare Foundation
Vote Solar
WGL Energy Services, Inc.
White & Case LLP
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Wilkinson + Associates
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)
Zog Sports

Our Partners

These additional organizations and individuals have recently worked with us as collaborators and partners on our initiatives.

American Association of Community Colleges
Sam Boykin
Brooks Engineering
Cadmus Group
Clean Energy Solutions
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Energy Trust of Oregon
Florida Solar Energy Center
Generation 180
GRID Alternatives
Home Innovation Research Labs
International City/County Management Association
The Jake Group
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
National Association of Counties
National Association of Workforce Boards
National Civic League
National League of Cities
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Nolan Strategic Communications
Northwest Energy Coalition
Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
Renova Energy
Solar Energy International
Solar Energy Industries Association
Thomas P. Miller & Associates
Top Shelf Design
Urban Ingenuity