As a not-for-profit public agency, Sonoma Clean Power is dedicated to making our communities stronger. We are here to support the countless organizations, groups, and individuals who help make the cities and counties we serve healthier, safer, and more equitable places to live.
We're able to keep more of the money we all spend on electricity each month in our local community and economy, instead of going into the pockets of shareholders and investors.
Check out the many ways that Sonoma Clean Power gives back by dedicating our time, funds, and expertise.
To dedicate our resources to the most pressing needs of our communities, Sonoma Clean Power has centered its community donations around the following categories:
Interested nonprofits, organizations, and community & business groups should review the program's guidelines and can submit requests for support by completing the form below. While we consider requests throughout the year, the majority of our budget planning is done in January.
*These guidelines will be evaluated annually and are subject to change to ensure consistent alignment with the Agency’s Mission and goals.
Food insecurity is a very real and prevalent issue in our service territory. We are grateful for the work of our local food banks, food pantries, and nutrition service providers who help feed our neighbors in need.
Whether you're looking for volunteers, extra promotion on social media, or matching funds to boost donations for a food drive or campaign, we'd love to know how Sonoma Clean Power could be of assistance.
Though event sponsorships are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, you are more than welcome to let us know if you think Sonoma Clean Power would be a good fit. Fill out our Request for Support form below to tell us more about your event, sponsorship packages, and tabling or speaking opportunities.
Sonoma Clean Power has partnered with the nonprofit 10,000 Degrees to offer three (3) $5,000 scholarships to students with financial need who are pursuing a degree in Energy Management and Design, or a related environmental field included within the Geography, Environment, & Planning Department at Sonoma State University.
Recipients of our scholarship also receive assistance from 10,000 Degrees’ College Success Team, which provides direct help to students virtually and on-campus.
Please note: The deadline for applying for the 2021-2022 school year has passed. Our scholarship application will reopen for the next school year at a date TBD.
With such a rural region to cover, the cost of transportation and emissions from travel can add up quickly. Especially for organizations that transport people or products on a daily basis.
Sonoma Clean Power offers a reimbursement of up to $12,500 to nonprofits that purchase or lease an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid with a battery range of at least 25 miles.
By choosing an EV, you can reduce transportation and maintenance costs, lower your emissions, and further your organization's sustainability goals.
These local nonprofits transitioned from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle.