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The Solar Foundation

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The Solar Foundation is a energy conservation organization based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1977. As of 2019 they had $4.0 million in revenue and $1.9 million in assets.

The mission of The Solar Foundation is to educate The public on The benefits and feasibility of Solar energy and to promote cooperation between those engaged in The Solar industry and other sectors of commerce. TO accelerate adoption of the world's mo...

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Program areas at The Solar Foundation

Solsmart: The Solar Foundation (The Foundation) maintained its status as The preeminent provider of Solar technical assistance to local governments through its leadership of The solsmart program. Funded by The u.s. department of energy's Solar energy technologies office (seto) and publicly launched in 2016, solsmart provides national recognition and no-cost technical assistance to municipalities and counties seeking to take steps to make it faster, easier, and more affordable for residents and businesses to install Solar energy systems. Communities use this technical assistance to achieve specific criteria under The solsmart program, and receive designations at The bronze, silver, or gold levels. The solsmart program designated a total of 225 communities from The program start through The end of 2018.

Solar jobs census: The Foundation's annual national Solar jobs census report offers The most authoritative and comprehensive analysis of Solar labor market trends in The united states. The national Solar jobs census provides Solar job numbers nationwide and state by state, as well as a detailed analysis of The Solar workforce in each industry sector. It also includes data on Solar workforce demographics and diversity. The Foundation released its eighth annual national Solar jobs in early 2018.

Solar training network: The Foundation continued to serve as The national administrator of The Solar training network (stn). Stn is designed to help meet The workforce needs of The Solar industry through Solar training and strategic employment partnerships. Funded by The u.s. department of energy Solar energy technologies office (seto), stn connects prospective Solar employees to training and employment opportunities through online tools, regional career fairs, stakeholder meetings, and industry trends research. Launched in The summer of 2016, this program hosted or supported 14 career fairs, reaching over 1,000 job seekers over The course of The program. In 2018, stn also released a workforce development toolkit for The Solar industry based on The program's research. In addition, stn released a new and expanded website designed to match Solar job candidates with training and career opportunities.

Form 990s for The Solar Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Nov 22, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 19, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Dec 7, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Solar Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,022,727
Program services$55,000
Investment income and dividends$144
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-22,856
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$556
Total revenues$4,055,571

Vendors for The Solar Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Marcum LLPTax accounting2019-10-23
█████████ ████████Software2019-08-29
█████████Content management system software2019-08-20
█████████Marketing software2019-08-20
████████Fundraising software2019-08-20
█████ ██Accounting Services$256,5512018-12-01
██ ████████ ███████████Census Consulting$145,0002018-12-01
███ ██████ ███████████Consulting Services$195,0602018-12-01
...and one more vendors

Personnel at The Solar Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Andrea LueckeExecutive Director and President / President and Executive Director$162,188June 20, 2020
Melinda McGlohonDirector of Finance$45,786Dec. 31, 2017
█████ ██████Communications Director-June 20, 2020
██████ ██████Director of Strategic Initiatives-Aug. 10, 2019
███████ ████████Program Director-June 20, 2020
██ █████████Senior Director-June 20, 2020
█████ █████████Development Manager-June 20, 2020
█████ ████Project Manager-June 20, 2020
█████ ███████Senior Project Manager-Aug. 10, 2019
███████ ████████████████Program Manager-June 20, 2020
...and six more key personnel

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