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Clean Energy Trust

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Clean Energy Trust is a energy conservation organization based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 2010. As of 2019 they had $2.6 million in revenue and $5.2 million in assets.

Clean Energy Trust (the "Trust") was founded in april 2010 with the mission to promote Clean Energy technologies and business in Illinois and the surrounding midwest area. Through mentorship, funding, business development support, and ecosystem develo...

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Program areas at Clean Energy Trust

Foundation grants from joyce foundation, mcknight foundation, and Energy foundation support initiatives, engage with and educate individual, grassroots stakeholders and business stakeholders on the importance of policies, regulations and legislation supportive of Clean Energy innovation. Through support from the joyce foundation, mcknight foundation and Energy foundation, Clean Energy Trust leads a 12-state midwest Clean Energy jobs study and to tell the story of this growth sector as it contributes to the economies and the environmental health of the great lakes region and beyond. The midwest study is an integral component of a larger national study conducted by a consortium of partners and encompassing all 50-states and the district of columbia.

Clean Energy Trust has developed the 501vc fund model to match a new class of fund models. The 501 vc fund promotes the investments into early-stage cleantech startup companies in the mid-west."

The Clean Energy Trust challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator program and the largest single-day Clean Energy pitch competition in the nation. The challenge has jumpstarted more than 60 startups in the midwest to date. The Clean Energy challenge event is the premiere cleantech networking event in chicago. Over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, students, and university faculty attend each year.

Form 990s for Clean Energy Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 17, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 18, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 8, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Clean Energy Trust

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,398,546
Program services$204,625
Investment income and dividends$147,444
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$1,875
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$71,023
Net income from fundraising events$-161,142
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$2,662,371

Vendors for Clean Energy Trust

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-06-16
███████Marketing software; CRM software; Content management system software2020-06-16
██████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting; Audit accounting2018-11-10
██████ ███Software2018-04-30
██ ████████ ███████████Research$350,0002016-12-01

Personnel at Clean Energy Trust

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Erik BirkertsChief Executive Officer$233,891Sept. 28, 2020
Ian AdamsChief of Staff$127,950Sept. 28, 2020
███████ █████Director of Operations-Sept. 28, 2020
█████ ██████Director, Marketing and Communications-June 13, 2018
███ ███ █████Director of Technology Development-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ███████Program Manager-June 11, 2018
███ █████████Treasurer$13,960June 20, 2020
███████ ██████Co - Chairman of the Board$0June 20, 2020
████████ ████████Director , Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2016
███████ █ ███████Past Director , Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2015
...and two more key personnel

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