The Honnold Foundation seeks to improve lives world-wide by offering grants to organizations that make a positive difference in the world.
Continue on to explore our projects.
Northern Navajo Solar Entrepreneurs
In the spring of 2014 the Honnold Foundation partnered with Elephant Energy to expand their proven model of solar entrepreneurship into the Kayenta Region of the Navajo Nation. Many of the residents in this area live off the grid with no access to power, and as such resort to dirty, unhealthy fuel sources. Using a holistic approach the project strategically educates users and locals, gets products into the hands of key leaders, and foments a long term entrepreneurship program that will self sustain in perpetuity.
Learn more about the project here.
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Location: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and England
SolarAid helps families in Africa’s remotest off-grid regions afford food, education and a brighter future by distributing small solar lamps that end dependency on costly, toxic kerosene. Together, SolarAid believes we can eradicate kerosene lanterns from Africa by 2020.
Location: California and Colorado, United States
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar power on qualifying homes, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet while preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry. Since 2009, GRID Alternatives has installed more than 550 photovoltaic solar energy systems in the Central Valley alone, helping low-income families save over $18M in energy bills over the 30 year lifespan of the solar energy systems.
For more information, please visit www.gridalternatives.org
The Center for a New American Dream
Location: United States
New Dream seeks to cultivate a new American dream—one that emphasizes community, ecological sustainability, and a celebration of non-material values. The Honnold Foundation collaborates with NAD to further these values, such as the sponsorship of their Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge.
Get involved or follow their progress here www.newdream.org