Giving back and participating in our communities is incredibly important to Creative Energies. We support local nonprofits that engage in renewable energy advocacy, environmental and social justice, and causes that reflect our team members' passion for the outdoors.
Creative Energies is proud to support The Honnold Foundation as the beneficiary of our Give Back Program. For every residential solar array we install, our Give Back program donates to the Honnold Foundation solar energy grants.
With their work providing grants to organizations advancing solar energy, the Honnold Foundation aligns with Creative Energies' vision to inspire healthy communities through innovative energy choices. And the Honnold Foundation chose to partner with Creative Energies because of our work reducing environmental impact and increasing social and economic equity, and because of our strong ties to the communities we serve.
The Honnold Foundation envisions a world where all people have equal access to opportunity and live in balance with the environment. They believe in solar as a proven, environmentally sound solution to global energy poverty, and award grants to community organizations whose projects are innovative, equity-focused, and have the potential to shift the narrative on what’s possible for energy access worldwide.
Your solar energy project can make an impact in your life, your community, and world-wide with solar energy grants.
The Honnold Foundation
The Honnold Foundation provides grants to organizations advancing solar energy access all over the world. They look for partners whose work reduces environmental impact and increases social and economic equity, and who demonstrate strong ties to the communities they serve. No matter who you are, they believe that energy should be easy to access, affordable, and have a low impact on the natural world.
They believe that small, deliberate steps can help them achieve audacious goals
The Honnold Foundation envisions a world where all people have equal access to opportunity and live in balance with the environment. We believe in solar as a proven, environmentally sound solution to global energy poverty, and we award grants to community organizations whose projects are innovative, equity-focused, and have the potential to shift the narrative on what’s possible for energy access worldwide.
How it Started
The Honnold Foundation was founded by professional rock climber Alex Honnold in 2012. At the time, Alex was living in his car (a Ford Econoline van, retrofitted with a bed and storage), climbing all over the United States and, increasingly, the world. After expeditions to Chad and Borneo, he returned home and spent hours hunched over his laptop, researching carbon offsets, environmental activism, energy access, and charitable giving.
In the end, Alex decided to focus his giving on solar energy because it’s so tangible, and so universally effective. Solar energy can bring light to a single family in Malawi as a lantern, or transform the resilience and sustainability of an entire city at utility scale. The Honnold Foundation does most of their work somewhere in between— supporting community scale projects that increase climate resilience, bolster social and economic equity, reduce environmental impact, and improve peoples’ lives.