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Giving Tuesday: Solar Nonprofits 2023

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has come to be known as #GivingTuesday, a celebration of the organizations and nonprofits doing good and taking care of people in our communities. In an effort to raise money heading into the winter, many nonprofits host donation matches, membership discounts, and giveaways on this day, highlighting the work they do and the people they serve. 

As a Certified B Corp, ReVision Energy and our employee-owners work closely with a wide range of nonprofits throughout the year. Every employee-owner uses their own Paid Volunteer Hours to help an organization of their choosing, and we host group volunteer and activism events for groups that support our JEDI priorities. 

A critical part of our work involves helping nonprofits go solar. By installing solar, organizations can reduce their utility bills, allowing more of their budget to go towards their mission. However, because nonprofits do not pay traditional taxes, they can't take advantage of the 30% Federal Tax Credit available for residential and commercial solar projects. ReVision Energy uses both Power Purchase Agreements and direct payment (now available after the passage of the IRA) to help nonprofits achieve those same financial benefits. 

Although we encourage support of all our local nonprofit partners, throughout the year, on this particular Giving Tuesday we want to give a shout-out and congratulations to the following nonprofits, all of whom went solar in 2023. 

2023 Solar Installations on Local Nonprofits

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317 Main Community Music Center, Yarmouth, ME

317 Main encourages creative expression, personal growth, and community connection through music.

North Conway Community Center SolarNorth Conway Community Center, North Conway, NH

The North Conway Community Center offers community recreation and activity facility serving the Mount Washington Valley since 1948.

ORIS Our Story Hill Farm, Dunbarton, NH

ORIS, the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, has a mission is to aid in the resettlement of refugees and immigrants by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency.

The Rocks (Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests), Bethlehem, NH

Sunsquatch_Rocks1.pngFounded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is now one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations. Their mission statement, developed in 1904 is: "We are a forestry association seeking to perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and their complete reservation in places of special scenic beauty." As a non-profit membership organization, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources.

Prescott Farm, Laconia, NH

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is a nonprofit organization that is committed to environmental education and preservation.

Hundred Nights Shelter, Keene, NH

The mission of Hundred Nights, Inc. is to provide shelter and crisis related services to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

New Hampshire SPCA, Stratham, NH

NHSPCA 1 - Copy.pngNHSPCA's mission is to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption; to promote learning, eliminate animal cruelty and be a leader in advancing the highest standards of animal welfare.

 

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME

waterfall arts drone.jpgWaterfall Arts helps artists develop and deepen their creative practice. They build community through the arts, and help individuals explore their own potential and their connection with others and the environment, through the power of art.

New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, NH

The mission of the New Hampshire Food Bank is to feed hungry people by soliciting and effectively distributing grocery products and perishable foods, and offering innovative programs through a statewide network of approved agencies; by advocating for systemic change; and by educating the public about the nature of, and solutions to, problems of hunger in New Hampshire.

Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport, ME

wolfes neck drone.jpgAs a nonprofit, Wolfe’s Neck Center draws upon a rich history of innovation and experimentation to continue the legacy of this place today. Through regenerative farming, innovative soil health research, and visitor interactions, the land is used as an educational resource to create a healthier planet for all. They hope to inspire active participation in a healthier food system and build a community of people who care deeply about the future of food.

YMCA Camp Belknap, Tuftonborough, NH

It is the mission of Camp Belknap to preserve the unique physical and spiritual environment where young men may forever build strong character, self esteem, individual maturity and community responsibility; to acquire for life the skill of leadership and the value of good stewardship; to honor the history and traditions which are the Belknap experience; and to be a contributing citizen in the community it serves and from which it receives its benefit.

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