NV Energy Foundation awards $246K in energy grants to 4 nonprofits

The NV Energy Foundation announced this month it awarded $246,000 in Clean Energy Access for Nevada (CLEAN) grants to four Nevada nonprofits: Envirolution, Faith Organizing Alliance, Las Vegas Indian Center and Make the Road Nevada.

According to a Sept. 13 press release, the CLEAN grant was created this year “to drive innovation among 501c3 organizations to develop projects that advance clean energy, with priority placed on those that demonstrate environmental stewardship, promote workforce and economic development, and meet NV Energy’s diversity and equity commitment, including support of underrepresented communities, especially Nevada’s indigenous and tribal populations.”

The grants break down as follows:

  • $96,000 to Envirolution to support expansion of its middle school and high school renewable energy curriculum to rural Northern Nevada communities.
  • $50,000 to Faith Organizing Alliance to develop and implement education programs that increase awareness of climate and clean energy opportunities among African Americans.
  • $50,000 to Las Vegas Indian Center for educational training to their constituent families, Southern Nevada’s Indigenous population, on renewable energy programs.
  • $50,000 to Make the Road Nevada to implement a clean energy campaign that educates their constituency, primarily Hispanic/Latinx families, on efforts that can be made to improve their impact on the environment through education and adoption of clean energy programs.

“Community partnerships are essential to bringing the environmental and economic development benefits of clean energy to Nevada’s diverse communities,” Tony Sanchez, NV Energy Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Relations, said in a statement. “We appreciate the opportunity to support these four dynamic organizations through the new CLEAN grant.

“… Our CLEAN grant augments other work NV Energy is doing to move forward Gov. Steve Sisolak’s and the Nevada Legislature’s vision for a new sustainable energy economy that benefits all Nevadans.”


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