Donate Now - Help Two Low-Income Indianapolis Homeowners Go Solar This Year

by Solar United Neighbors

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“Solar United Neighbors is making meaningful, substantive climate action accessible to a greater number of Indianapolis residents—many of whom face disproportionate risks from our changing climate. This important program will equip eligible local homeowners with the tools they need to produce their own solar-powered energy, improving our city’s overall sustainability and resiliency for years to come.” – Jeff Bennett, Deputy Mayor of Community Development, City of Indianapolis

All Hoosiers should have access to clean energy regardless of income. Please make a tax-deductible donation now to Solar United Neighbors to help two low-to-moderate-income homeowners in Indianapolis, IN, go solar by the end of 2020. You can change a life!

"Going solar was an easy choice for me. Everyone should be able to get their power from the sun. It feels great to use some of the money we're going to save from our investment in rooftop solar to help others." – Kevin Bridgewater, donor and Indianapolis solar homeowner

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequitable energy and pollution burdens faced by too many low-income communities. Each additional solar panel installed means more clean, renewable energy and more money saved.

The overall goal of this pilot project is to help up to 20 low-to-moderate-income Indianapolis homeowners obtain rooftop solar systems at no cost to them.

The goal for this fundraiser is to raise $30,000 from the public now. This will fully cover the costs associated with helping two low- or moderate-income Indianapolis homeowners go solar for free.

The Hoosiers to be served by this project have all had their income status verified by our partners at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.

We'll publicly recognize your support of this project in three categories: Super-Patrons Circle, Patrons Circle, and Personal Fundraisers as follows: 

  • Donate $1,000+ to this project - We'll offer to produce and publish a Donor Spotlight story on our website focused on your gift. We'll also recognize you by name in the Super-Patrons Circle section of a special page of our website. And we'll promote your story and the recognition page via social media.
  • Donate $500 - $999 to this project - We'll recognize you by name in the Super-Patrons Circle section of a special page of our website. And we'll promote the page via social media.
  • Donate $1 - $499 to this project - We'll recognize you by name in the Patrons Circle section of a special page of our website. And we'll promote the page via social media.
  • Get others to donate to this project via your personal fundraising web page (see next section) - We'll recognize you by name in the Personal Fundraisers section of a special page of our website. And we'll promote the recognition page via social media.

Become a Personal Fundraiser

You can raise money for this project from your family, friends, and associates by generating and sharing your own personal fundraising web page. Our system makes creating your page fun, quick, and easy! You can personalize your page with a photo and with a message about why raising money for this project is important to you.

To get started, click the "I Want to Fundraise for This" button beneath the big photo above. Follow the on-screen prompts. When finished, you can share your page on social media and by email. 

To Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please make your check or money order payable to "Solar United Neighbors." Write "IN LMI Project" in the memo portion of your check, and mail your check to the following address:

Solar United Neighbors
Attn: Development Dept. - IN LMI Project
1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 412
Washington, DC  20036

About Solar United Neighbors

Solar United Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit charity with a strong track record. Since 2007, we've helped over 4,700 U.S. homeowners go solar by organizing local, bulk-purchase co-ops. We accomplished this through community outreach and education in collaboration with partners and community members.

We also were selected by the DC government to help implement the District's Solar for All program. Through Solar for All, Solar United Neighbors helped 73 low-income DC homeowners go solar in 2018 and 2019 at no cost to them. We're excited to bring our experience and dedication to solar energy equity and inclusion to Indianapolis.

Questions?

Email: development@solarunitedneighbors.org


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