Bank of America invests to Support GRID's Installation Basics Training Program (IBT)


May 30, 2020
Bank of America Staff at an installation

There is no better reward than to earn the continued confidence of corporate supporters whose belief in GRID’s core mission continues to grow. GRID Alternatives Central Valley is pleased to announce the acceptance of a $10,000 grant through Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation and the Fresno/Visalia Market President team. Marisa Moore, Vice President, Fresno/Visalia Market Manager stated that, “This grant represents the trust and value that we place in your organization and the excitement we feel about the work that you are doing to support workforce development in the Central Valley.” “Bank of America is lending, investing, and giving in local communities like ours in order to advance local economies and create positive change. Providing support to organizations like GRID Alternatives, which are providing critical services and programs, is just one of the ways we are helping improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”  Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s focus on workforce development, fits with GRID Alternatives’ mission to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. “We are truly grateful for being the recipients of this grant and we look forward to continuing to impact local families with the funds given” stated Executive Director Tom Esqueda.   

GRID Alternatives is a 501(c) (3) certified non-profit organization that brings together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all. The Central Valley office has installed more than 2,614 photovoltaic systems since opening the office in 2009 and has helped families save $77,146,837 during the lifetime of the system.

The support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation will help families save money on electrical bills by installing photovoltaic systems on the rooftop of their homes.

We are proud to announce that Bank of America has been a supporter of GRID Alternatives Central Valley since 2010, not only to provide funds to continue GRID’s training programs, but dedicated staff from Bank of America have participated in local Solarthon’s and sponsored installations. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Bank of America in helping underserved families in the Central Valley.