Partners

Partner with us!

Cities and municipalities provide introductions, support and funds to bring our work to their communities; community and affordable housing partners help us identify clients who need our services; job training organizations send students up on the roof to learn to install solar in real time; and corporate partners invest in our work to build stronger, more sustainable communities.

Contact Kate Thibault at kthibault@gridalternatives.org 





Corporate Partnerships

Companies that invest in GRID Alternatives are investing in positive, measurable impacts in their community and demonstrating commitment to environmental sustainability. Corporate partners can support our work through sponsored workdays for their employees and/or investment in our local programs. Click here for a list of our organization-wide partnerships.

Job Training Partnerships

We partner with local job training organizations like Center for Employment Training - Colton
InterCoast College, and Masters Vocational College to provide students hands-on experience and networking opportunities, complementing classroom learning and preparing them for employment. The educational institutions that partner with us for our Solar Futures program includes: Arroyo Valley High School - CORE Academy, Desert Hot Springs High School - REAL Academy, Jurupa Valley High School - Construction Pathway, Norte Vista High School - Green Construction Academy, Riverside Unified School District: Clean & Green Program, Abraham Lincoln Continuation High School, Learn4Life Charter School, Riverside STEM Academy, John Muir Charter School, Inland Empire JobCorps (Informal), Rancho Vista Continuation High School (Informal), Bishop Paiute Tribe - Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians - Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).

Local Government & Municipal Partnerships

We partner with local governments throughout the region to help them address housing affordability, provide meaningful workforce development opportunities for residents, and meet their renewable energy goals. Our tribal partners include: Chemehuevi Tribe, Bishop Tribe, Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, Big Pine Paiute Tribe, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe, Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Tribe, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Utility Partnerships

We help utilities such as; California Public Utilities Commission, Southern California Edison, Anza Electric Co-Op, and Imperial Irrigation District develop programs and solar projects that meet their renewable energy goals and address energy affordability for low-income customers.

Affordable Housing Partnerships

We partner with both single-family and multifamily affordable housing providers to develop solar projects that make their housing more environmentally sustainable, reduce electricity costs for residents, and provide solar workforce training opportunities for community members. Affordable housing partners include: Habitat for Humanity Riverside, Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity - San Bernardino Area, Habitat for Humanity - Hemet/San Jacinto Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and Fair Housing Council of Riverside County]. Learn about our technical assistance program for multifamily housing.

Regional News

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