Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Direct Energy Offers Energy Saving Grants To Nonprofits

Direct Energy Wednesday announced it is opening the Reduce Your Use For Good Grant program for video applications from nonprofit organizations.
Through the Reduce Your Use For Good Grant program, Direct Energy is offering nonprofits up to $100,000 to implement energy-saving changes to their operations, in $2,500 increments.
"Direct Energy is committed to harnessing our energy expertise to make a difference in people's lives," said Chris Weston, CEO of Direct Energy. "Our Reduce Your Use For Good grants are designed to support nonprofits in decreasing their energy use in order to have more funds to help their mission."
In an effort to use social media to drive social good, Direct Energy will leverage their Facebook community to help award the grants. For every 2,500 new "Likes" Direct Energy receives on their Facebook page, they will give away another $2,500 to a nonprofit  applicant to be used toward reducing their energy use, helping them to continue the good work they do.
The program will end once Direct Energy has awarded $100,000 in total Reduce Your Use For Good grants.
Grant funds can be used for energy-efficient products or services to help nonprofits reduce their energy use.
To be eligible, organizations must have current or active organizations that have a current and active Registered Charitable Number in Canada or 501(c)(3) status in the United States, be registered with and be in good standing with the appropriate state registration agency and be in a Direct Energy service area.
For more information, visit the Reduce Your Use For Good website.

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